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Friday Food News Wrap: March 25

Friday Food News Wrap: March 25

Is it time for lunch yet? This week we’re thinking about school lunches, eating the right lunch, eating too much junk for lunch, and people who don’t have enough to eat at all. Fresh Fruit: To start, the USDA has announced $158 million in funding for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Program, which brings fresh [...]

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Friday Food News Feed: Dec. 17

The Jolly Tomato is temporarily re-located to the frigid East Coast for the holidays, but we’ll do our best to keep blogging while staying warm and enjoying time with the family. Let’ start with the big news from Monday, which is that President Obama signed the $4.5 billion Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law. The bill [...]

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Friday Food News Feed: Dec. 10

We’re still spinning over here from the ramifications of the passage of the landmark Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill, so we’re glad to be able to talk about it for at least one more week. Most significantly, President Obama plans to sign it on Monday, December 13 (via Obama Foodorama). But despite all of the hoopla surrounding [...]

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Friday Food News Feed: Dec. 3

This is the big one, folks; the one we’ve been waiting for. Yesterday the House approved a landmark federal child nutrition bill that would boost spending on child nutrition $4.5 billion over 10 years and raise federal reimbursements for school lunches more than the inflation rate for the first time since 1973 (according to the [...]

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Friday Food News Feed: Nov. 5

Wouldn’t you know, just after we got finished with Halloween and all of the associated issues with treats, Happy Meals are back in the news again this week. Contrary to early reports, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors didn’t ban Happy Meals entirely, but it did put severe limitations on what kind of fast-food meals can [...]

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Friday Food News Feed: Oct. 22

Lots of kids’ nutrition news pouring in this week. Without further ado: Hope for Nutrition Bill: Food Safety News reports that the Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill that stalled last month still has a chance, according to White House Assistant Chef Sam Kass. Kass says he is hopeful it will move forward during the lame duck [...]

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