On September 11, 2012, USDA released a memo adjusting the amount of allowable added sugars in frozen fruits. The new regulation allows for fruit packed in water or juice-only. USDA offers unsweetened frozen fruits and encourages States and School Food Authorities (SFA) to order those products. There is an allowance and recognition for SFAs to utilize existing product and time for industry to reformulate.
Click here for the full text of the memo or find it along with other tools at www.schoolnutrition.org/mealpattern.
September 13, 2012 - This week, SNA President Sandra Ford and her team at Manatee County Schools were recognized for their hard work in improving school meals and earning HealthierUS School Challenge Bronze awards for 28 of the district’s elementary schools. USDA FNS Under Secretary Kevin Concannon met with Ford and the Manatee County School Board to honor the achievement. Later, he joined Ford and Blanche H. Daughtrey Elementary School students for a healthy school breakfast. Congratulations to Sandra Ford and to all of America’s HealthierUS Schools!
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