nutrition http://kvpr.org en California School Staff Meet To Strengthen Fresh, California Foods in Schools http://kvpr.org/post/california-school-staff-meet-strengthen-fresh-california-foods-schools <p>California school lunch staff want to include more state-grown food into cafeteria meals. They met in Oakland yesterday to share ideas on how to make that happen.</p><p>The Center for Ecoliteracy helped bring together school lunch directors and chefs from Los Angeles to Sacramento. The advocacy group says that fresh, Californian food is good for kids’ health, and the state economy.</p><p>“Real kids need real food to learn and grow.”</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 00:58:08 +0000 Pauline Bartolone 4549 at http://kvpr.org Chocolate Milk Gets Remixed At Fresno Schools http://kvpr.org/post/chocolate-milk-gets-remixed-fresno-schools <p></p><p>The saying goes “milk does a body good.” But despite that, too few of us really drink the white stuff, and that includes adults and kids.</p><p>In an effort to get more kids to benefit from the nutrients milk offers many school districts including Fresno Unified served up flavored milk, both chocolate and strawberry.&nbsp; So along with their daily intake of vitamin A, calcium and potassium, students were also getting sugar a lot of sugar, about four additional teaspoons in an 8 ounce serving of chocolate milk.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 17:51:27 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 4154 at http://kvpr.org Chocolate Milk Gets Remixed At Fresno Schools