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It’s Back to School Night with the PTA… From the Comfort of Your Own Home!

Posted by Rebecca Frank, USDA Office of Communications in Initiatives Food and Nutrition
Feb 21, 2017

The school day just got healthier! This year, thanks to the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act, students can expect to see healthier and more nutritious food on school lunch trays across the country.

To help navigate what these changes mean, you are invited to join National PTA President Betsy Landers, White House Chef Sam Kass, the Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project, and USDA’s Administrator for the Food and Nutrition Service Audrey Rowe for a live discussion about the exciting new meals coming to school cafeterias. Use the hashtag #schoolfoodsrule to ask questions, give feedback, or just follow along!

When: Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 7PM EST

Where: Tune in live here


  • Sam Kass, White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives
  • Betsy Landers, National PTA President
  • Jessica Donze Black, Director, Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Audrey Rowe, Administrator for the Food and Nutrition Service, USDA

For information on the changes to school meals, please be sure to stop by the USDA Healthier School Day website for information tailored to students, school employees, parents, school administrators, community members and more!

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Carlos Martinez
Sep 11, 2012

As a parent I do not understand how the USDA allows our public schools to participate in the Box Tops for Education and Box Tops for Education - Español programs. This is indoctrination to consumer loyalty on so called food products that contain GMO's, sugars, additives, artificial colors, high corn fructose syrup and are simply unhealthy processed foods. This when reviewing the available data seems so simple that even a 1st grader could see it. This is something that needs to be and should be changed. I personally request the leadership at every level drop this program that is using our children as pawns to a respectable physical education program. The claim has been, the schools need this to maintain Physical Education programs and that is simply not true. We spend this daily on military but our children and the future we defend is not as relevant? I am saddened at the lack of critical thinking our those who call themselves leaders. Mr. President and Nobel Laureate shift the funds from a few bombs and DROP THE BOX TOPS.