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  RECALL: Fried Chicken Breasts
Advance Pierre Foods is recalling approximately 1,200 pounds of chicken fried chicken breasts that may contain small pieces of metal.  >>
  RECALL: Annie's Homegrown Frozen Pizza
Annie's Homegrown of Berkeley, CA, is recalling frozen pizzas that may be contaminated with metal shavings.  >>
  RECALL: Richard's Hog Head Cheese
Stallings Head Cheese Co. is recalling 4,700 pounds of 10-oz. packages of "Richard's Hog Head Cheese" that may be contaminated with Salmonella.  >>
  FACT SHEET: Athletic Programs and Afterschool Meal Service
This paper provides some explanation and direction for States Agencies and School Food Authorities to use in discussions on providing afterschool meals and snacks to students participating in athletic programs.  >>
  FACT SHEET: Calories in School Meals
This paper from USDA provides some explanation and direction for States Agencies and School Food Authorities to use in discussions on the new calorie maximum as well as some tips to improve acceptance of school meals.  >>
  School Meals Get a Fresh Look
When your child lines up for lunch this year they may see some changes that you, as a parent, can appreciate. Since 2004, Texas has been ahead of the curve in exceeding federal nutrition standards, and our schools will lead the way as they raise the bar for school meals, following new federal regulations. We will all experience some challenges while adjusting to the new federal mandates.  >>
  CitySquare Honored by Mutual of America for SFSP
CitySquare is being honored with Mutual of America's Community Partnership Award.  >>
  Purple Bus Delivers Summer Meals in San Marcos
San Marcos CISD expanded the reach of their summer meals program this year by refitting an old school bus as a mobile feeding site.  >>
  Congratulations to Joann Knox, Marta Gomez and Abilene ISD
The Abilene Independent School District’s Child Nutrition Department was the only food service department in the country to win the “Making Healthy Happen” award by Butter Buds Foodservice at the School Nutrition Association’s annual national conference in Denver on July 24, 2012. The award came with a glass trophy and a $1,000 gift. It was presented to Joann Knox, AISD’s director of child nutrition, and Marta Gomez, food service manager.  >>

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