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    School Foods Rule

    Federal guidelines governing the food kids get at school are being phased in gradually over 3yrs, with the first changes taking place this fall. This board highlights the positive changes & creative efforts by schools across the US to meet these new #schoolfoodsrule. Email your photos to foodrevolution@jamieoliver.com, find out more about the new meals at www.schoolfoods.org/back2school & see out how you can help get more real food on the lunch tray at www.jamiesfoodrevolution.com/schoolfood.


    School Foods Rule

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    flic.kr/p/dbyA6U | 20120907-FNS-LSC-0544 | School lunch staff and students enjoy the new school lunch menu created to meet the new standards at the Yorkshire Elementary School in Manassas, VA on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. USDA photo by Lance Cheung.

    flic.kr/p/dbyBVS | 20120907-FNS-LSC-0190 | School lunch staff and students enjoy the new school lunch menu created to meet the new standards at the Yorkshire Elementary School in Manassas, VA on Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. USDA photo by Lance Cheung.

    flic.kr/p/wx1V4o | Children eating school meals | Nutritious school meals keep students healthy and ready to learn.

    flic.kr/p/quB5ar | Children eating lunch at school | The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Nutrition Service (FNS) School Breakfast Program provides children of all economic backgrounds a well-balanced, healthy meal consistent with the latest nutrition science and Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

    flic.kr/p/ayDVMz | 20111019-FNS-RBN-1694 | From left: Jackie Nampha, Manager, Washington-Lee High School Cafeteria, Amy Maclosky, Director, Arlington Public Schools, Food and Nutrition Services and Rosalba Gomez, cafeteria staff discuss the lunch service of Baja Fish Taco Wraps, Turkey Hot Dogs, Cherry Tomatoes w/dip, Baked Beans and Fresh Fruit for Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia, on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. The National School Lunch Program is a federally assi...

    flic.kr/p/ayDUmM | 20111019-FNS-RBN-1703 | Rosalba Gomez, Arlington Food Services prepares fresh vegetable cups for the National School Lunch Program in the kitchen at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia, on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service operating in public, nonprofit private schools and residential child care in...

    flic.kr/p/ayDYiP | 20111019-FNS-RBN-1838 | Hanan Seid a student at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia enjoys an apple during lunch on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. Fresh fruits and vegetables are available to students through the National School Lunch Program. The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service operating in public, nonprofit private schools and res...

    flic.kr/p/d6D617 | 20120905-FNS-LSC-0156 | The sunny broccoli and cauliflower toss that more than 50 students from the 5th grade classes at Yorkshire Elementary School in Manassas, VA., sampled during a taste testing of the new school lunch menu created to meet the new standards. Students tested a sample menu of black-bean filled pizza, pineapple spear, plantain, sunny broccoli and cauliflower toss, and an apple and celery cup with sunbutter dip (a peanut butter substitution), on Wed...

    flic.kr/p/ayDy68 | 20111019-FNS-RBN-1642 | Fresh orange and kiwi fruit cups for the National School, Breakfast Program, for students at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia, on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. The School Breakfast Program a federally assisted meal program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service provides cash assistance to States to operate nonprofit breakfast programs in public, nonprofit private schools and re...

    flic.kr/p/rLsgXt | Fruits in plastic trays | In Kentucky, the Whitley County School District customizes the fruit and vegetable options served in each school, based on the preferences of those particular students.

    School meal from Schwan Foods

    School meal from Schwan Foods

    An awesome salad bar from Wallace Middle School – Hays CISD – Kyle, Texas. They are back-to-back Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Program award winners: Bronze award winners for 2013-14 and Silver award winners for 2014-15.

    Revolution Foods school pizza is delicious with lower salt and a whole grain crust. It goes above and beyond the nutrition standards meeting salt targets that don't go into effect until 2022--and kids love it!

    This one could read: Learning about healthy eating at Charles Rice Learning Center, Dallas Independent School District, April 2015, Photo Credit: American Heart Association

    Charles Rice Learning Center, Dallas Independent School District, April 2015, Photo Credit: American Heart Association

    Charles Rice Learning Center, Dallas Independent School District, April 2015, Photo Credit: American Heart Association

    Charles Rice Learning Center, Dallas Independent School District, April 2015, Photo Credit: American Heart Association

    What's for Lunch in France? Kids in France are encouraged to eat slowly and enjoy their meal, which is prepared for them by trained chefs using local ingredients. A typical lunch begins with a choice of salad, followed by roast chicken or fish with vegetables, a cheese course, and, finally, a dessert of fresh fruit or, occasionally, a tart.

    What's for Lunch In Canada? There is no national nutrition program for school aged-children and most kids take their lunch from home. Sandwiches are the most common lunch box food in Canada.

    What's for Lunch in England? This is a classic British meal that school children voted as their favorite school meal. With help from Jamie Oliver, schools can no longer sell soda or candy bars, have restrictions on fried foods, and can't even have salt shakers in the cafeteria.

    Interesting blog post: Worth the Effort? Pondering the Economics of School Bake Sales

    Students at Washoe County School District in Nevada show off the delicious fruits and vegetables at their school’s salad bar.

    One Week, 500 Healthy Choices, via PreventObesity.net