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Tennessee Working to Grow Food Program During This Time of Need

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS) is recruiting more centers and organizations to serve their communities as sponsors of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a valuable resource for Tennesseans who need additional nutritional support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a valuable resource for Tennesseans who need additional nutritional support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tennessee Department of Education Partners with Hoonuit to Provide Families Access to School Meal Finder

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) is partnering with Hoonuit to make available a school meal site finder, SchoolMealFinder.com, for Tennessee families to find the closest meal pick up program available to them.  

“We know this is a difficult time for Tennesseans and we want to provide relief for the thousands of students who rely on school meals by providing a tool to help families find meal pick-up sites as easily as possible,” said Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn.

Tennessee Department of Education creates school meal site finder, SchoolMealFinder.com, in partnership with Hoonuit to make it easier for families to find closest meal pickup.

Tennessee Department of Education creates school meal site finder, SchoolMealFinder.com, in partnership with Hoonuit to make it easier for families to find closest meal pickup.

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New USDA Flexibility on School Meals is Really a Rollback says American Heart Association

 

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments regarding the USDA’s announcement on “regulatory flexibility” for the school meals program:

“The USDA’s less rigid stance on school nutrition standards is a rollback masquerading as ‘flexibility.’ 

In the last five years, nearly 100 percent of the nation’s schools have complied with updated school meal standards. Kids across the country have clearly benefited from these changes.

Nancy Brown; Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

Nancy Brown; Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

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American Heart Association Praises USDA for Moving Sodium Standards Forward

 

American Heart AssociationWashington, D.C. – American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments today on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) memo to state agencies responsible for school meal programs.

The memo outlines the next phase of lowering sodium and sets target two for school year 2017-2018:

CARDIAC ARREST occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. Cardiac arrest is an "ELECTRICAL" problem. A HEART ATTACK occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. A heart attack is a “CIRCULATION” problem. A blocked artery prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching a section of the heart. If the blocked artery is not reopened quickly, the part of the heart normally nourished by that artery begins to die. (American Heart Association)

CARDIAC ARREST occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. Cardiac arrest is an “ELECTRICAL” problem. A HEART ATTACK occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. A heart attack is a “CIRCULATION” problem. A blocked artery prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching a section of the heart. If the blocked artery is not reopened quickly, the part of the heart normally nourished by that artery begins to die. (American Heart Association)

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Tennessee Announces 2011-2012 Free and Reduced Price meal Guidelines

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Education today announced the 2011-2012 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy for free and reduced price meals for children in Tennessee’s schools. The USDA’s school meals programs help ensure all students have access to nutritious meals. «Read the rest of this article»

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