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Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools:: Leading the Way Toward Healthier Youth
     

Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools:: Leading the Way Toward Healthier Youth

by Committee on Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools, Virginia A. Stallings, Ann L. Yaktine
 

ISBN-10: 0309103835

ISBN-13: 9780309103831

Pub. Date: 08/14/2007

Publisher: National Academies Press

Food choices and eating habits are learned from many sources. The school environment plays a significant role in teaching and modeling health behaviors. For some children, foods consumed at school can provide a major portion of their daily nutrient intake. Foods and beverages consumed at school can come from two major sources: (1) Federally funded programs that

Overview

Food choices and eating habits are learned from many sources. The school environment plays a significant role in teaching and modeling health behaviors. For some children, foods consumed at school can provide a major portion of their daily nutrient intake. Foods and beverages consumed at school can come from two major sources: (1) Federally funded programs that include the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the School Breakfast Program (SBP), and after-school snacks and (2) competitive sources that include vending machines, "a la carte" sales in the school cafeteria, or school stores and snack bars.

Foods and beverages sold at school outside of the federally reimbursable school nutrition programs are referred to as "competitive foods" because they compete with the traditional school lunch as a nutrition source. There are important concerns about the contribution of nutrients and total calories from competitive foods to the daily diets of school-age children and adolescents.

Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools offers both reviews and recommendations about appropriate nutrition standards and guidance for the sale, content, and consumption of foods and beverages at school, with attention given to foods and beverages offered in competition with federally reimbursable meals and snacks. It is sure to be an invaluable resource to parents, federal and state government agencies, educators and schools, health care professionals, food manufacturers, industry trade groups, media, and those involved in consumer advocacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309103831
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
08/14/2007
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Summary     1
Committee Task and Guiding Principles     15
Nutrition-Related Health Concerns, Dietary intakes, and Eating Behaviors of Children and Adolescents     29
The School Environment     73
Foods and Beverages Sold Outside the School Meal Program: Federal, State, Local, and Industry Initiatives     103
Recommended Standards and Actions for Competitive Foods in Schools     117
Next Steps     141
References     151
Appendixes     171
Acronyms and Glossary     171
Energy Requirements     179
Nutrition Standards for Competitive Foods Sold in Elementary, Middle, or High School Set by States     183
Guidelines for Competitive Foods and Beverages     257
Open Sessions     263
Committee Member Biographical Sketches     267
Index     275

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