SNA excuses


No More Excuses: School Lunches Can Be Healthy!

, senior analyst, Food and Environment

Over the last several days on this blog, a colleague and I have documented some of the silliest excuses used by the School Nutrition Association (SNA) to turn back new healthy school lunch rules. But we’ve saved the best most cynical excuse for last. Read more >

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Waving a White Flag on Whole Grains in School Lunch?

, food systems & health analyst

Today’s blog post features Excuse #4 in the School Nutrition Association’s silliest excuses for rolling back school food standards (see Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3):

Excuse #4: Students won’t eat whole-grain rich foods.

Last March, the School Nutrition Association featured a North Carolina school district’s celebration of their whole-grain waiver with free biscuits and gravy for students and staff. Even the Superintendent of Haywood County Schools in North Carolina had to clarify that the celebration wasn’t a joke: “To celebrate the temporary waiver, we are planning ‘Butter Biscuits are Back’ activities at each school on April 1st. No fooling, pun intended.”

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Lobby Group Puts the “Salt” Back in Salt Lake City (and School Lunches)

, senior analyst, Food and Environment

Today we continue our look at the School Nutrition Association’s silliest excuses for rolling back healthy school lunch rules (see last week’s Part 1 and Part 2). As the association’s leaders and members hob-nob with their food industry benefactors in the land of the Great Salt Lake, I thought it would be appropriate to look at SNA’s statements on sodium. Read more >

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School Lunch: Have Healthier Standards Driven Up Food Costs?

, food systems & health analyst

Yesterday, my colleague Karen Perry Stillerman debuted our blog series on the School Nutrition Association’s excuses for why Congress needs to roll back healthier school food standards. Read more >

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Excuses, Excuses: The School Nutrition Association’s Dumbest Reasons for Rolling Back Healthy School Lunch

, senior analyst, Food and Environment

“The dog ate my homework.” It’s an overused excuse, and pretty transparent, but you can forgive children for inventing creative excuses for not doing their work. When grown-ups do the same, it’s harder to swallow. Such is the case of the School Nutrition Association—an organization purportedly run by adults, ostensibly to guarantee nutritious food for kids at school. Yet SNA is employing an impressively ridiculous list of reasons the nation’s schools should be allowed to keep serving unhealthy junk food. Read more >

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