Ben Franklin Technology Partners to Invest $ 100,000 in Brighton

Ben Franklin to Invest $519,984 In Regional Economic Development The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $519,984 in support of regional economic development. BFTP/NEP’s goal is to help lead northeastern Pennsylvania to a better economic future by building partnerships that develop and apply technology for competitive advantage. To achieve this goal, …

Child Nutrition News for the Week of March 6

Calorie Calculator for Kids Food and Nutrition Education: Growing Healthy Bodies and Minds An interview with Debbie Stabenau, A senator on the Agriculture committee How to get kids to eat veggies!  This was a pretty big announcement at the Anti Hunger conference this week. USDA improves WIC shopping experience  Fun article about using emojis for getting feedback from students about …

The Brighton Report – March 4

The Brighton Report is Brighton Training Group’s weekly news show. It’s a fast paced run down of the three most notable news stories of the week in child nutrition, school nutrition, CACFP, SFSP and other child nutrition programs. Text Version of The Brighton Report:  A new study sheds light on the link between ADHD and obesity Americans need to cut …

Child Nutrition & School Nutrition News Stories – Week of Feb 29

CACFP Week National nutrition month Easy and healthy snack option for children: A number of important initiatives to address child nutrition have been gaining steam recently   Also related to the above: Examples of school lunch programs making a difference: Benefits of school breakfast California Senator McGuire Introduces School Meal Bill on Statewide Standards On February 18, California Senator McGuire …

The Brighton Report – February 26

The Brighton Report is Brighton Training Group’s weekly news show. It’s a fast paced run down of the three most notable news stories of the week in child nutrition, school nutrition, CACFP, SFSP and other child nutrition programs. Text Version of The Brighton Report:  The NFL scores another victory for child nutrition The USDA introduces new programs to reduce food …

Child Nutrition & School Nutrition News Stories – Week of Feb 22

1. Report: Fixing Food: Fresh Solutions from Five U.S. Cities The Union of Concerned Scientists has released a report, which presents case studies of programs from five U.S. cities that are helping residents grow and sell healthy food, training the next generation of farmers, and bringing healthy food to places where people gather. Read Fixing Food here. 2. Low fat …

The Brighton Report – February 19

The Brighton Report is Brighton Training Group’s weekly news show. It’s a fast paced run down of the three most notable news stories of the week in child nutrition, school nutrition, CACFP, SFSP and other child nutrition programs. Text Version of The Brighton Report:  President Obama asks Congress for more funds to feed low-income kids during the summer New dietary …

Child Nutrition Related News – Week of Feb 15

1. USDA has some great activity sheets for kids, parents and teachers to use!  2. Great example of farm to school working well to provide healthy foods 3. Several recent articles associating childhood ADHD with obesity during childhood. Here’s one article:  4. USDA is making a big effort to simplfy the transition from CACFP to SFSP to encourage more participation during …

Girl holding food tray in school cafeteria

Child Nutrition Related News – Week of Feb 8

1. Drinking water with lunch lowers obesity in kids 2. President’s FY2017 budget to invest $700 million in USDA’s Agriculture and food research initiative . In the 7  years since AFRI has been established, they’ve made groundbreaking discoveries in agriculture to combat childhood obesity and ensuring food safety (among other things) . 3. Article on how long mothers can breastfeed …

Senate Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill Released

The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry has released the Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act of 2016, legislation to reauthorize the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Next it goes to the Senate floor for a debate and a vote.