Healthy School Lunch Example

School Meals: An Integral Part of the School Day

Originally presented on January 16, 2014

Margo G. Wootan, D.Sc.
Director, Nutrition Policy
Center for Science in the Public Interest

Jessica L. Pino, LMSW
Child Nutrition Programs Specialist
Hunger Solutions New York

The school nutrition landscape is changing rapidly.  There are new USDA regulations from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that are translating into more healthful foods and better learning environments through changes in foods offered in cafeterias, vending machines, school stores, and fundraising.  At the same time, there are more opportunities for schools participating in National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, including options for offering breakfast and for enrolling students in programs in high need districts.  Presenters from education and health will discuss school nutrition and academic achievement, the changes brought by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, and the expanded options for providing school meals. 

Learning Objectives
After watching this webcast participants will be able to:

  • Explain the relationship between school nutrition and learning
  • List three ways the school nutrition environment has changed under the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010
  • Discuss benefits of participating in the community eligibility option

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.

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The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Continuing Medical Education Credits are offered until January 31, 2017.

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