Guidelines limit junk food marketing at schools - The Packer

Guidelines limit junk food marketing at schools

02/26/2014 10:21:00 AM
Tom Karst

Fox said the biggest challenge may be assigning responsibility at the local level to make sure the regulations is implemented correctly. Many nutrition personnel at schools may already feel hard-pressed to meet new nutrition guidelines.

“It will just be a matter of how to manage that and administer it,” she said.

The USDA has launched a new website to help schools implement school wellness policies, according to the release.

The agency also announced that, beginning July 1, more than 22,000 schools across the country — which serve primarily low-income students — will be eligible to serve healthy free lunches and breakfasts to all students. The agency said in the release that will help as many as 9 million children eat healthy meals at school, according to the release. More information about the program is available online.

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Oksana Demianczuk, MBA, RD    
Cleveland, Ohio  |  February, 27, 2014 at 10:36 AM

All of these rules & regulations are great but unfortunately all have failed to recognize its true implications in practice. It is one thing to mandate regulations of a set department and then make all types of exceptions for the schools, athletics, parent groups, etc. This defeats the original purpose. Also, the new regulations are so stringent that students hungry and wanting additional foods off the menu will be denied due to the calorie restrictions placed on per item sold.

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