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Evaluation of the School Breakfast Program Pilot Project

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service conducted the three-year pilot from school year (SY) 2000–2001 through SY 2002–2003. The aim of this pilot was to study the impact of the availability of universal-free school breakfast on breakfast participation and measures related to elementary school students’ nutritional status and academic performance. This pilot was not intended to evaluate the current SBP or the value of consuming breakfast.

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Nutrient Content of the U.S. Food Supply, 1909-2000

Nutrient Content  of the U.S. Food Supply, 1909-2000

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U.S. Department of Agriculture CNPP Food Guidance System Public Comment Meeting Oral Comments Transcript

Food Guidance System Public Comment Meeting

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Backgrounder for Revision of the Food Guidance System

USDA’s current food guidance system that includes the Food Guide Pyramid is being reassessed. The overall purpose of the reassessment is to ensure that the food guidance system reflects the latest nutritional science and to improve the educational tools that assist consumers in making healthier food choices. USDA expects to release the new food guidance system in early 2005.

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USDA Calls for Public Comment on Revision of the Food Guidance System

Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman today announced that USDA will seek written comments and hold a public meeting to provide opportunity for public input into its comprehensive review and update of the Food Guidance System.