ERIC Number: ED427861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Communique: Publication of the Child Nutrition Unit, 1998.
Nash, Kay, Ed.
Colorado Communique, Feb-Dec 1998
This document consists of the four issues of a newsletter published during 1998. The newsletter discusses topics pertinent to school food service and providing nutrition for elementary school students. The February/March issue discusses exemptions under the Competitive Foods Regulation, celebrating cultural diversity in cafeteria menus, and changes in Food and Drug Administration rules for labeling milk fat content. The April/May issue discusses celebrating "5 A Day" week to improve student consumption of fruits and vegetables, National School Lunch week, nutrition and agriculture in the classroom, a diabetes prevention program, NET grants, crediting salsa as a vegetable in school menus, and best practices awards for school food service. The September/October issue discusses Additional Menu Planning Alternatives issued by the federal government, the YourSELF federal information effort on nutrition and physical activity for adolescents, food safety, free and reduced price lunch regulation updates, the Colorado Connection for Healthy Kids coordinated school health program, sugar in children's diet, and Olestra. The November/December issue discusses teenager's consumption of soft drinks, changes in child nutrition programs, the Handbook of Steam Equipment, the Colorado school breakfast program, marketing school menu changes, and school food service certification. (JPB)
Descriptors: Breakfast Programs, Child Health, Eating Habits, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Federal Regulation, Lunch Programs, Nutrition
Colorado Department of Education, State Office Building, 201 East Colfax, Denver, CO 80203; Tel: 303-866-6653.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.