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Az ahead of new federal standards on nutritional school snacks

The federal government wants to target childhood obesity with new limits for calories, sugar, fat and sodium on snacks sold in the nation’s schools via the Smart Snacks in School standards announced last week. Most Arizona school officials welcomed the change, saying the state adopted similar nutrition standards for all school foods – including snacks – in 2006.... Read more»

Pass the carrots, pass on the chips: America’s school lunch obsession

With the passage of first lady Michelle Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010 and new school lunch requirements from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2011, America’s school menus are healthier than ever – even if kids aren’t always happy about it.... Read more»

What are we feeding our children?

The Tucson Food Dude, Kevin Hall, adds a local perspective to growing national concerns about what we feed our kids.... Read more»