Navigation Links
School Meals Need to Get Healthier: Report
Date:10/20/2009

New recommendations tackle obesity epidemic in U.S.,,

TUESDAY, Oct. 20 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines are needed to improve the diets of U.S. school children, finds a new government report that would set maximum calorie counts for school breakfasts and lunches.

School meals should have less salt; more vegetables, fruits and whole grains; skim and low-fat milk, and other dairy products, the report from the Institute of Medicine says. It called on the federally funded National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program to update its current policies.

"The program was due for a revision," said IOM committee chairwoman Dr. Virginia A. Stallings, a professor and director of the Nutrition Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

The committee's job was to make recommendations to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which runs the school meal program, Stallings said. "We expect that they will take this information and revise the program," she said.

"These recommendations will become regulations, and schools are required to follow them if they are going to get reimbursed for school meals," she said.

The IOM recommendations would bring school meals in line with the latest dietary guidelines and reference intakes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The current standards for school meals are based on the 1995 dietary guidelines and the 1989 recommended dietary allowances.

Increased funding will be needed to implement the changes because of the higher cost of vegetables and whole-grain foods, the report noted. Also, greater federal meal reimbursement, capital investment and additional training of food service personnel will be required for the recommendations to succeed.

But these changes are needed to assure parents that schools are providing healthful, satisfying meals, Stallings said.

"The school meal programs were established when we were worried
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Time to Set Kids Back-to-School Sleep Clocks
2. Add Earlier Bedtime to Back-to-School List
3. Does Pathological Shyness Make for School Shooters?
4. Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
5. Survey reveals disparities in skin cancer knowledge, protection among high school students
6. Non-medicinal treatment touted for pre-schoolers with ADHD
7. Nonmedicinal treatment touted for preschoolers with ADHD
8. Obese Children Miss More School Days
9. Back to School Means Backpack Safety
10. Heart Attacks at School Involve More Adults Than Kids
11. Back to School Means Return of School Blood Drives
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter ... rare birth disorder that dismantles a baby,s immune system is ... more than 3 million infants says. This is the ... life-threatening but treatable condition known as severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), ... made aware of this condition by the boy in the ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 The main feature ... per diode panel band perfect spectrum that encompasses the most ... likely to use during photosynthesis. A key point about ... that they almost exclusively reside between 440-480 on the blue ... red side of the spectrum. The KIND LED K3 focuses ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... August 20, 2014 Braverman Eye Center ... help of their experienced surgeons trained in PresbyLasik. The ... regain their lost or inaccurate vision. Their diligent service ... surgery is making it possible for Presbyopia patients to ... occurs normally in people in the age group of ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... August 20, 2014 The Academy of ... Lokhandwala, DDS, FAGD of Starbrite Dental in Fremont, California, ... 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, which took place June ... presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest-quality ... earn this prestigious honor, Dr. Lokhandwala completed 500 hours ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... anniversary of a revolutionary technique that underpins much of ... magazine last week released a special edition on X-ray ... of its future. C&EN is the weekly news magazine ... scientific society. , The technique got its start when ... on X-ray diffraction from a crystal in 1912. In ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought 2Health News:'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought 3Health News:Cheap LED Grow Lights Are Quickly Being Replaced by Premium Grow Lights 2Health News:Braverman Eye Center Now Offers Multifocal PresbyLasik in Florida by Trained Surgeons 2Health News:Fremont Dentist Receives Prestigious AGD Fellowship Award 2
... disorders in Paris discussed the ongoing research on development of ... the more than a century old test that takes a ... of TB have become resistant. , According to ... congress of the Union for breathing health and executive director ...
... people with symptoms similar to the mosquito-borne dengue fever are ... Monday. // ,The number of patients with dengue-like ... been declared positive for the virus across the country., ... in Pakistan - 32 in Sindh province alone. The other ...
... States, 23.5 million children travel billions of miles on ... Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) at Columbus// Children’s Hospital ... describe nonfatal school bus-related injuries to children and teenagers ... ,According to the study, published in the November ...
... vaccines.// ,Getting into the new era of ... children for influenza might cost up to three or ... ,The researchers from Pediatric department of Philadelphia ... justification for broadly vaccinating the children against flu’. ...
... study has established the wholesomeness of whole wheat as ... cancer risk in the offspring.// ,Dr Leena ... colleagues examined the benefits of dietary changes on pregnant ... These results could well mimic the occurrence in humans, ...
... According to a global study on effective primary health ... Fund, Canada ranks much lower than other developed// countries, ... on over 6,000 doctors in 7 countries, it was ... times for tests, usage of electronic medical records, doctors ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Nonfatal School Bus-Related Injuries To Children More Common Than Previously Thought 2Health News:Unconventional Hospital Costs For Children Affected By Flu 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... Aug. 20, 2014 Research and ... "Global Advanced Wound Care and Closure Market ... Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, ... 2020" report to their offering. ... care and closure market (types, applications, end user ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Mich. and PHOENIX ... corporation established to bring cutting-edge next-generation sequencing and ... cancer patients, today announced a collaboration with TESARO, ... to characterize patient tissue samples from clinical trials ... or resistant to TESARO,s TSR-011.  This may lead to ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... , Aug. 20, 2014  Glades Drugs, an independent pharmacy ... proud to announce its expansion into a new corporate headquarters ... feature an 8,000-square-foot office space and state of the art ... for 100 open positions for the new facility. ... Road will serve as the chain,s corporate headquarters and closed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Advanced Wound Care and Closure Market (Types, Applications, End User and Geography) - Forecast to 2020 2Paradigm Announces Molecular Profiling Collaboration with TESARO, Inc. 2Glades Drugs Moves to New Corporate Headquarters, 100 Open Positions 2
Inquire...
... collection features a range of 18 ... modern materials and producted to the ... includes several super lightweight Titanium and ... a whole host of beautifully formed ...
... collection features a variety of colors ... of feminine styles designed with elegant ... men and women that are made ... as used in our fine timepieces, ...
... together a remarkable sunwear collection, affectionately known ... all of the benefits of the Titan ... with top quality sun lenses that offer ... protection. They provide the most comfortable, lightweight ...
Medicine Products: