Snack Facts: Raising the Bar for Nutrition Standards in Schools
June 25, 2013, 2 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
An infographic makes the argument for the USDA to get involved with setting national standards for the snacks allowed to be sold in schools.
First Lady invites 8- to 12-year-olds to create healthy lunches
April 3, 2013, 2 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
In the second Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, Michelle Obama, the USDA, the U.S. Department of Education, and Epicurious team up to get kids to enter their best original lunch recipes for a chance to attend the Kids’ State Dinner.
Kathleen Merrigan gets thanks from sustainable food advocates
March 25, 2013, 4:19 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
The outgoing USDA deputy secretary receives a heartfelt letter signed by Alice Waters, Marisa Tomei, Robyn O’Brien and many more.
4 ways the sequester could affect science, the environment and public health
February 19, 2013, 3:42 p.m. by Russell McLendon
The slate of spending cuts could wreak havoc on everything from USDA meat inspections and FDA drug reviews to EPA research and national park staffing.
USDA's 'Smart Snacks in School' proposal open for public comment
February 7, 2013, 2:08 p.m. by Robin Shreeves
The USDA wants to set nutritional standards for snacks sold in vending machines, "a la carte" lunch lines and school stores. Their proposal is open for comments from the public.