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Parents favor nutrition standards for school food

By Jeremy Gerrard
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A new poll of parents with school-aged children finds parents support national nutrition standards by a 3-1o-1 margin, according to the research conducted by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Heart Association (AHA).


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Chobani hires former Obama advisors and ‘MyPlate’ director

By Jeremy Gerrard
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Greek yogurt producer Chobani is boosting its leadership team adding Robert Post as senior director for nutrition and regulatory affairs to help drive the brand’s nutrition strategies and promote the mission of “providing better food for more people.”


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Dairy industry reaps Farm Bill benefits

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 The newly passed Farm Bill reduces funding for SNAP, the federal food stamp program, by $8 billion and trims a number of subsidies for food producers. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) says the bill significantly increases support for fruits and vegetables growers and local food systems. 


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Nutrition label overhaul to be announced Thursday

First Lady Michelle Obama will introduce the changes, according to media reports.
By Shane O'Halloran
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First Lady Michelle Obama will introduce the changes, according to media reports.


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FDA to overhaul nutrition facts panel

The panel was last update 20 years ago, and the new look will reflect advances in knowledge about nutrition.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The panel was last update 20 years ago, and the new look will reflect advances in knowledge about nutrition.
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Food stamp programs funded through October despite government shutdown

The food retail industry assured consumers that both SNAP and WIC benefits will be available.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The food retail industry assured consumers that both SNAP and WIC benefits will be available.


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Portable spectrometer

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 A non-destructive tool for the analysis for beef characteristics, the SPECTRAL EVOLUTION SM-3500 field portable spectrometer identifies the moisture, protein and fat content of raw and processed meat.  


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Some schools reportedly quitting new healthier lunch program

Federal officials confirm there are isolated reports of schools opting out.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Federal officials confirm there are isolated reports of schools opting out.
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Study reveals parents' purchase drivers when buying for kids

Overall, parents were not happy with the healthfullness of options in food and beverage categories popular with kids.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Overall, parents were not happy with the healthfullness of options in food and beverage categories popular with kids.
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USDA announces new Smart Snacks in Schools nutrition standards

The new standards must be implemented by July 1, 2014.
By Shane O'Halloran
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The new standards must be implemented by July 1, 2014.
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