March 04, 2013
Announced: February 5, 2013 The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 required the USDA to establish nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold in schools outside of meals. The new proposed standards draw on recommendations from the Institute of Medicine, existing voluntary standards implemented by schools around the country, and healthy food and beverage offerings already available. A recent Health Impact Assessment, a collaborati...
February 22, 2013
Nothing But Enthusiasm for Farm to SchoolIn First Hearing on Program Expansion Farmers, food processors, public health advocates, and the Speaker of the House laud the many benefits of Farm to School and School Garden programs, and ask to expand the grant funding to school districts Salem, Ore., February 22, 2013 – The first public hearing on a proposal to expand Farm to School and School Garden funding (House Bill 2649) received strong suppo...
February 06, 2013
The Lund Report has another great article about Oregon's Farm to School program, this time with news of the pilot program funding awarded to eleven Oregon school districts. Read all about it: New Farm to School and School Garden Grants Transform Oregon School Lunch. Upstream Public Health is chairing the coalition of advocates that is working to expand funding for Farm to School and School Garden programs in the 2013 legislature, and we need yo...