Webcast on January 16, 2014
9:00am - 10:00am ET (8:00am CT)
Margo G. Wootan, D.Sc.
Director, Nutrition Policy
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Jessica L. Pino, LMSW
Child Nutrition Programs Specialist
Hunger Solutions New York
The school nutrition landscape is changing rapidly. There are new USDA regulations from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that are translating into more healthful foods and better learning environments through changes in foods offered in cafeterias, vending machines, school stores, and fundraising. At the same time, there are more opportunities for schools participating in National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, including options for offering breakfast and for enrolling students in programs in high need districts. Presenters from education and health will discuss school nutrition and academic achievement, the changes brought by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, and the expanded options for providing school meals.