The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF), in partnership with the Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), will be offering a FREE Peer2Peer call on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, from 2:00-3:00 pm EST entitled: "Sharing Success with the School Meal Guidelines and Flavored Milk.”During this 60-minute Q & A discussion, SNA members and non-members can connect, ask questions and share ideas with Jon Dickl, MBA, SNS, Director of School Nutrition, Knox County (Tenn.) Schools, and Jessica Shelly, Director of Food Services, Cincinnati (Ohio) Public Schools. Benefit from their experiences revamping their menus based on the new USDA guidelines, and learn how to highlight menu changes that can make an impact on key stakeholders. Plus, gain insights from the results of a new consumer survey that shows moms want their children to have healthy and nutritious choices on the school menu, including fat-free flavored milk. Program Details: Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ESTTo register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/492374642
May 3, 2012 - A recent Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP) release announced the results of a survey of mothers on the availability of flavored milk choices at school. Conducted by KRC Research, the survey of 1,000 moms found that 80% do not support the removal of chocolate milk from school cafeterias. Seventy-one percent of participants agreed that chocolate milk is a great way to give kids nutrients they need.
MilkPEP reports that milk processors have been working to lower the calories and sugar in flavored milk served in schools. This school year, school flavored milk has 38 percent less added sugar than just five years ago, and on average just 31 calories more than white milk, with the majority of servings containing fewer than 150 calories. This progress is expected to continue as schools comply with the new meal pattern requirement for fat free flavored milk.
Click Here to read the complete press release and visit SNA’s School Milk Resources Page (member login required) for a variety of tools.
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