I hope you enjoy some of the news items I’ve found on the web for you today:
(Up!) Improving School Lunch Without a Fully Working School Kitchen (NYC Green Schools)
(Up!) School Dinners in the UK (Jackie’s School Food Blog)
(Up!) How to get involved: School lunch (Marion Nestle)
(Down!) Does NCLB Contribute to Obesity? (The Lunch Tray) — Great question!
Food Marketing to Kids
New non-mandatory regulations came out. 100% voluntary. What a joke!
(Down!) At last FTC releases principles of marketing to kids (Marion Nestle)
(Down!) Picture this: Marketing machine (Spoonfed)
Other Food and Drink
(Up!) Chocolate Milk: Muscle Nectar? Weight-loss Secret? Neither (Small Bites) — Hilarious!
(Up!) AGree: Can’t we all just get along? (Marion Nestle’s Food Politics) — New group devoted to dialogue about food politics…hmm, we’ll see what happens there.
(Down!) Weight Watchers Brand Produce (Table of Promise) — Seriously??
(Up!) 11 Children’s Books that Help Build a Healthy Food Culture (Simple Bites) — Love this.
(Down!) Coke, BPA, and the limits of “green capitalism” (Grist) — I had no idea BPA lined Coke cans!
Farm Bill 2012
We fought for the Child Nutrition Act last year and now people are already getting ready for the next Farm Bill.
(Up!) Farm Bill 2012: Will the West Coast Set its Own Table? (Civil Eats)
(Up!) Farm Bill 2012: How to get involved (Marion Nestle)
(Down!) Budget Battle Puts Sustainable Ag at Risk in the Farm Bill (Civil Eats)