Monthly Archives: August 2012

The link between nutrition and academic performance

Three out of five teachers say they have children in their classrooms who regularly come to school hungry. 

Proteins found in milk, meats, and cheeses provide the building blocks for the pathways our brain uses to work. Without the amino acids found in proteins, our brains cannot create the neurotransmitters, or chemical messengers, our brain cells use to communicate with each other. 

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Cottage cheese does not fit into USDA School Lunch program…. why?

This food is low in Saturated Fat. It is also a good source of Riboflavin, Vitamin B12, Calcium and Selenium, and a very good source of Protein and Phosphorus. Read More

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Transcript of Meatless Monday and School Nutrition conversation with Tom Vilsack and Trent Loos

Trent Loos Interview with Tom Vilsack, US Secretary of Agriculture   LOOS:   I have been voicing concern for a little over a month now about the culture at the USDA, particularly in light of the recent “Meatless Monday” memo … Continue reading

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Concerned mother Sheila Ressler from North Dakota

So if it is about calories in and calories out…what will happen with the required physical activity in schools…kids who are playing hard in their gym class or at recess are going to burn quite a lot more calories than … Continue reading

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Does the USDA have a “vegan culture?” Secretary Vilsack answers Loos’s questions

Recently the USDA got caught suggesting that all USDA employees go Meatless on Monday to protect the environment. Trent Loos has been trying to get answers from the USDA about this. Has the “Vegan Culture” taken over within the Agency? … Continue reading

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The blog’s purpose

As a father of three daughters I am greatly concerned about the misguided direction our USDA is taking in school nutrition. We will be posting facts about how best to improve children’s health without political agenda.. Trent Loos

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Welcome to! This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, or start a new post. If you like, use this post to tell readers why you started this blog and what you … Continue reading

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