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Hinrichs, Clare; Schafft, Kai – Center for Rural Pennsylvania, 2008
Farm to school (FTS) programs have been getting more and more attention these days. FTS programs aim to increase the supply of fresh, locally grown farm products served for meals and snacks in K-12 school environments, and tend to incorporate educational and experiential components designed to increase students' understanding of and engagement…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, School Activities, Agriculture, Food Service
Amidon, Edna P. – Office of Education, Federal Security Agency, 1951
Interest in the school lunch program and nutrition education has been growing throughout the Nation over a period of years, especially since the enactment of the National School Lunch Act in 1945. School administrators, teachers, members of school boards, school lunch managers, parents, and others are asking the Office of Education pertinent…
Descriptors: Educational History, Lunch Programs, Nutrition, Nutrition Instruction
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Broberg, Danielle M.; Broberg, Katharine A.; McGuire, Jenifer K. – Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2009
Policies originally designed to address food insecurity are in need of revision due to rising rates of obesity among those they serve. Within the context of national policies, this article uses an ecological perspective to consider the links between food insecurity and obesity. The recommendations include adjusting the nutritional standards of the…
Descriptors: Security (Psychology), Obesity, Lunch Programs, Nutrition