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news a la carte: by kathryn jones Healthy Bites for Tykes The food industry finds lucrative opportunities through the newly reauthorized Child Nutrition Act. A newly passed law calls for school food to be more nutritious and available to more children. I In mid-December, President Obama signed into law the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The $4.5 billion bill – to be paid for by moving funds from the traditional food stamp program – aims to make meals served in schools more nutritious and available to more children across the United States. The bill serves as a reauthorized – or new and improved – Child Nutrition Act initially signed into law in 1966 by former President Lyndon B. Johnson. The new legislation triggers the most dramatic change in the School Breakfast and National School Lunch programs since they were first enacted. The law increases the federal reimbursement for free school lunches and allows 20 million additional after-school meals to be served annually in all 50 states. It also gives the government the power to decide what types of food may be sold in lunch lines, vending machines and at school fundraisers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is responsible for developing standards for enforcing the legislation. Classic kid cuisine staples such as hamburgers and pizza are likely to stay on the menu but will utilize healthier alternatives such as leaner meats and whole grain breads. First Lady: ‘Let’s Move’ Shortly after the Obama family entered the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama – mother of two school-aged children – launched an initiative to fight childhood obesity. Dubbed “Let’s Move,” the campaign’s four pillars call for more nutrition information, increased physical activity, easier access to healthy foods and personal responsibility. According to Obama, this was not a 8 food and drink • spring 2011 •

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food and Drink - Spring 2011

Food and Drink - Spring 2011
Tableside Chat
Table of Contents
News a la Carte
Current Events
FAD Exclusive
A Ripening Field
History in the Making
New Wine Paradigm
Don Sebastiani & Sons/ The Other Guys
St. Julian Winery
Ste. Genevieve Winery
Herzog Wine Cellars
Meier’s Wine Cellar
Oak Ridge Winery
Producers: Keeping Trade Secrets
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
Gel Spice Co. LLC
Vegetable Juices Inc.
Royal Caribbean Bakery/Caribbean Food Delights
Red Stripe Beer
Robertet Flavors
Annabelle Candy
Andrea Foods
Anchor Brewing
F&F Foods
Santa Sweets Inc.
Hillside Candy
Ricos Products
Sethness Greenleaf Inc.
Wunder-Bar: Automatic Bar Controls
Antigua Distillery
AMES International
Amato’s Bakery
Charlie’s Pride Meats
Citromax Group of Companies
Diamond Bakery
Grindmaster- Cecilware Corp.
Heartland Mill
Kirschenman Enterprises
Rakhra Mushroom Farm
FAME Food Management
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc.
Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd.
Sparrer Sausage Co. Inc.
Jamaican Teas Ltd.
Westminster Cracker Co.
Distributors: Don’t Risk It
The Fricks Company
U.S. Foodservice – Milwaukee Division
Arizona Select Distribution
Fairway Packing Co.
Ingredient Innovations
J.J. Taylor Distributing Co. of Minnesota Inc.
Mastronardi Produce
Milne Fruit Products Inc.
Pellerito Foods
Albion Fisheries Ltd.
RPE Inc.
Retailers: Savoring the Moment
Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Quick Chek
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sendik’s Fine Foods Inc.
Zaro’s Bakery
Balboa Brands
Restaurants: Toss Around Ideas
Sizzler USA
Dick’s Last Resort
Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.
Liberty Entertainment Group
Roly Poly Franchise Systems
Santa Fe Cattle Co.
Winger’s USA Inc.
Bensi Restaurant Group Inc.
Leo’s Coney Island
Three Things

Food and Drink - Spring 2011