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Posts tagged: Dietary Guidlines for Americans

How Much Do Fruits and Vegetables Cost?

Last week, USDA unveiled the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and among the key recommendations was to increase the intake and variety of fruits and vegetables.

Last week, USDA unveiled the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and among the key recommendations was to increase the intake and variety of fruits and vegetables. (photo credit Shutterstock)

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It’s an all-too-familiar truism: Americans don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables. Last week, USDA unveiled the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and among the key recommendations was to increase the intake and variety of fruits and vegetables.  A practical tip in the new Guidelines is to fill half of each plate of food with fruits and/or vegetables. Read more »

Maryland School Improves Quality of School Meals – Thanks to ARRA!

Jerrisa Carter shows Under Secretary Kevin Concannon new equipment purchased with ARRA funds.

Jerrisa Carter shows Under Secretary Kevin Concannon new equipment purchased with ARRA funds.

I recently visited Lansdowne Middle School in Baltimore, Maryland to see new equipment the school purchased with American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA) grant money.  I was delighted to hear Jerrisa Carter, Maryland’s Area Regional Food Service Director, say their new convection oven has improved the quality of their school meals. Read more »