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Salad Bars in the National School Lunch Program (Revised Memo)
This revision includes updates based on the revised nutrition standards for school meals and includes questions and answers.
A useful calculator that helps your school purchase healthy snacks under Alliance for a Healthier Generation competitive food guidelines (similar to USDA proposed guidelines).
Need to search for healthy competitive foods that follow the necessary guidlines? Here's your resource - a product navigator that compiles companies who have agreed to offer snacks under the Alliance for Healthier Generation rules.
"American Farmland Trust is the nation's leading conservation organization dedicated to saving America’s farm and ranch land, promoting environmentally sound farming practices and supporting a sustainable future for farms."
"On June 11, 2003, a group of producers, food service industry personnel and consumer interest representatives established the American Grassfed Association (AGA). The goal of the association is to promote the grassfed industry through government relations, research, concept marketing and public education."
"Potential effects of Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) on the quality of surface-water and ground-water resources and air quality is a national issue of immediate concern that requires science-based assessment and response... Scientists, resource managers, animal producers, and environmental advocates from the public and private sectors met in Ft. Collins, Colo., August 30 - September 1, 1999, to address the complex issues of the effects of CAFOs on water resources and the environment."
About the Program:
Gardens are places for kids to connect to real food, explore new flavors and talk about where our food comes from. For many years, we’ve offered Grants for Gardens donations to schools and other educational programs that help put children in direct contact with growing real food. In 2011, we offered funding to more than 150 gardens.
"Our mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food."
"Analyze Your Current Program and Identify Strategies to Expand School Breakfast
Participation in the School Breakfast Program is important – primarily as a way to help meet the nutritional needs of students, but also to help schools receive maximum reimbursement and run a successful program. This section will help you build a School Breakfast expansion team, identify strengths and barriers to increasing participation, create an action plan to address program improvements, and incorporate marketing strategies to make school breakfast healthier and more appealing to students."