September 30, 2011 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says changes to the school nutrition rule are underway, including more clarity on the recommendation to reduce kids' potato and starchy vegetable consumption. He also says rural America needs a 'thank you.'
Contestants from NBC's "The Biggest Loser" do yoga in Auckland, New Zealand.
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September 21, 2011 More than half of the people in a recent poll say weight-loss shows influence what they eat. And 49 percent say they believe the television programs will have a positive influence on the obesity epidemic.
August 18, 2011 Almost all school cafeterias now offer fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grain foods; most are working on farm-to-school initiatives, too, a survey finds. Of course, the kids still have to choose them.
The new nutrition law gives local providers preference when they bid for school food contracts.
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April 27, 2011 Getting schools to partner with local farms and food producers is a good first step to improving nutrition, says food activist Alice Waters. But just offering the food doesn't guarantee that kids will eat it, she says.
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