• Anthony Dale, NEA Intern

    I was not aware of Whole’s Food Great American Salad Bar Project. I hope it is being well advertised. Too many times, with life in general, people miss opportunities due to lack of awareness.

    As an elementary school teacher, I have seen the differing impact healthy/unhealthy school lunches have on students’ academic performances. This is a priority for USDA as well. “Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack [on Oct. 20, 2010], invited States to develop and test alternative methods of providing food for low-income children in urban and rural areas during the summer. USDA is requesting applications to enhance the current Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) by testing and evaluating home delivery and food backpack programs designed to reduce hunger among children when school is out.” Applications are due Dec. 15, 2010. See the complete article @ http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os_gAC9-wMJ8QY0MDpxBDA09nXw9DFxcXQ-cAA_2CbEdFAEUOjoE!/?contentidonly=true&contentid=2010%2F10%2F0544.xml