Navigation Links
IOM recommends new nutritional requirements for school meal programs
Date:10/20/2009

WASHINGTON -- The National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program should adopt a new set of nutrient targets and standards for menu planning, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. The recommended targets and standards would update and improve the programs' abilities to meet children's nutritional needs and foster healthy eating habits.

The report's recommendations will bring school meals in line with the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans and Dietary Reference Intakes. They will limit sodium and the maximum number of calories, and encourage children to eat more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The programs' current nutrition standards and meal requirements are based on the 1995 Dietary Guidelines and the 1989 Recommended Dietary Allowances.

Implementation of the recommendations will likely raise the costs of providing school meals -- particularly breakfasts -- largely because of the increased amounts of fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain foods involved, stated the committee that wrote the report. A combination of higher federal meal reimbursement, capital investment, and additional money for training food service operators will be needed to make the necessary changes in school cafeterias.

"The programs that nourish so many American schoolchildren need to reflect the latest child health and nutrition science given the extent to which dietary habits shape lifelong health," said committee chair Virginia A. Stallings, Jean A. Cortner Endowed Chair in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "Since the school meal programs were last updated, we've gained greater understanding of children's nutritional needs and the dietary factors that contribute to obesity, heart disease, and other chronic health problems. The changes recommended in this report are needed to assure parents that schools are providing healthful, satisfying meals."

The report updates the sch
'/>"/>

Contact: Christine Stencel
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
National Academy of Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. ACPM recommends primary care have systems in place for screening and treating depression
2. FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Approval of PEGINTRON(R) for the Adjuvant Treatment of Stage III Malignant Melanoma
3. FDA Advisory Committee Unanimously Recommends Approval of XIAFLEX(TM) for Treatment of Dupuytrens Disease
4. South Florida Dentist Dr. Craig Spodak Recommends Artificial Sweetener Xylitol to Help Prevent Cavities
5. Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee Unanimously Recommends Bepreve(TM) for the Treatment of Ocular Itching Associated with Allergic Conjunctivitis
6. As President Speaks on Health Reform, American Dietetic Association Recommends Ways to Improve System, Reduce Costs, Optimize Health
7. As World Health Organization Raises Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic Alert to Level Six, Hygiene Council Recommends Simple Steps to Help Protect Families from Illness
8. RiskMetrics Recommends That Providence Service Corporation Stockholders Vote for Providences Director Nominees on the White Proxy Card
9. CDC Recommends Flocked Swabs and Copan-Manufactured Viral Transport Media for Collection of H1N1 (Swine Flu) Virus
10. FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Approval of VisionCares Implantable Telescope for End-Stage Macular Degeneration
11. Task Force Recommends Screening Adolescents for Clinical Depression
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/2/2015)... Minnesota (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 ... new strategic relationship with First Protective Insurance Group ... initiative will allow First Protective affiliated advisors to ... implementation support that Secura Consultants delivers. ... a national leader in the design and implementation ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... Women’s Excellence is pleased to announce ... on their website. There are over 75 terms and phrases ... , “This gives our patients a better understanding of what ... they may not understand. With this resource, our patients are ... and find terms and phrases that they may not remember or ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 01, 2015 ... the reason that so many sheet metal workers contract ... of this new report on its website. Click ... the Center for Construction Research and Training monitored 17,345 ... that a disproportionate number of them died of ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... 2015 Indiana Fiber Network, LLC ... announces NewWays Networking, LLC (NewWays) selected IFN as ... IFN, NewWays is well positioned to scale future ... Internet bandwidth in rural parts of Indiana,” said ... Cory Childs IFN Enterprise Sales Manager, IFN provides ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... (PRWEB) February 28, 2015 CrossFit Attollo is ... they are offering a special discount to new members. ... up for a three month contract will receive their fourth ... individually would cost members $440. The three month contract ... month, and then the fourth month comes in at only ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Secura Consultants and First Protective Insurance Group Announce Strategic Relationship 2Health News:New Study Finds Indirect Asbestos Exposure Can Raise Mesothelioma Risk for Sheet Metal Workers, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:NewWays Networking Selects Indiana Fiber Network, LLC as Fiber Transport Provider 2Health News:CrossFit Gym in Vancouver WA Offers Spring Special 2
... An international team of cancer specialists and imaging ... response to treatment//. The guidelines will provide clinicians ... clinical trials of lymphoma treatments and should facilitate ... guidelines developed by the International Harmonization Project (IHP) ...
... born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy may find ... study//. ,A recent animal research suggests that ... find it difficult to quit smoking. Duke University Medical ... to nicotine is known to alter areas of the ...
... insurance to around 1.2 million families below the poverty ... ,"We are aware of the health challenges and ... decided to provide health insurance to BPL families, and ... project this year," Kumaraswamy said in Ingalagi village in ...
... suffering from asthma compared to other methods of ... of different medicines. ,Although several ... clinical trials directly comparing them have not been ... ,For the first time, researchers in the Childhood ...
... Some obese have not looked up from their plate full of ... for the free obesity surgery.// ,Earlier, the government ... medical condition could get the obesity surgery done, free of cost. ... avail the free surgery offered by the government. ,People ...
... stress and depression,// may be associated with higher ... in turn are related to an increased risk for ... 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of ... studies have linked psychosocial characteristics with cardiovascular disease and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Guidelines For Assessing Lymphoma Treatment 2Health News:New Guidelines For Assessing Lymphoma Treatment 3Health News:Quitting Not Easy for Smokers Born to Smoking Women 2Health News:Karnataka's Free Health Insurance to the Poor 2Health News:Psychosocial Factors Associated With Higher Levels of Inflammatory Markers 2
(Date:3/2/2015)... , March 2, 2015   BioLife Solutions , ... manufacturer and marketer of proprietary clinical grade hypothermic ... precision thermal shipping products for cells and ... Business Magazine has named the Company its 2015 Silver ... Business Magazine Associate Publisher Michael Romoser described ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... American Association of Diabetes Educators, American Diabetes ... A. Menarini, Bayer Group, Bayer Healthcare, BioTex, ... Medicare and Medicaid Services ( USA ... Prevention (CDC), Carlyle Group, Cascade Metrix Inc., ... ConvaTec, Constitution Medical Investor, Dexcom, Diabetes UK, ...
(Date:3/1/2015)... , March 1, 2015  An innovative interventional ... migraine sufferers sustained relief of their headaches, according ... of Interventional Radiology ,s Annual Scientific Meeting ... State University New York Empire State College in ... sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) blocks to give patients enough ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BioLife Solutions Wins Washington State 2015 Silver Award for Achievement in Medical Technology from Seattle Business Magazine 2BioLife Solutions Wins Washington State 2015 Silver Award for Achievement in Medical Technology from Seattle Business Magazine 3Blood Glucose Meters Industry 2019 Forecasts for Global and Chinese Regions 2Image-guided treatment shown to break the migraine cycle 2Image-guided treatment shown to break the migraine cycle 3Image-guided treatment shown to break the migraine cycle 4
... 16, 2011 The proliferation of brand drug "copay ... more expensive brands, will increase costs by $681 million ... and state employee plans, according to new research from ... Association (PCMA).  The use of these promotions by ...
... brand drug "copay coupon" promotions, which lure insured consumers ... by $308 million in Arkansas over the next decade ... new research from Visante and released by the ... these promotions by state and local government workers alone ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Brand Drug 'Copay Coupons' Undermine Generics, Raise Health Costs by $681 Million in Missouri 2Brand Drug 'Copay Coupons' Undermine Generics, Raise Health Costs by $308 Million in Arkansas 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: