Printer Friendly

FOOD INDUSTRY SAYS PROCESSED FOODS PLAY KEY ROLE IN SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM

 FOOD INDUSTRY SAYS PROCESSED FOODS PLAY
 KEY ROLE IN SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
 WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Advocating fewer processed fruits and vegetables in school lunches would mean fewer fruits and vegetables in children's diets, the National Food Processors Association (NFPA) said today.
 NFPA was responding to a report on the school lunch program issued today by the consumer group Public Voice for Food & Health Policy.
 John R. Cady, president of NFPA, noted that processed foods include healthy foods that are popular with children but not easily made from scratch, such as apple sauce, fruit and vegetable juices, peanut butter and soups. "Without these nutritious, wholesome, and convenient prepared foods, feeding America's children at their schools would be impossible," Cady said.
 "Research done in NFPA's laboratories for the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that there is little difference in the nutrition value of canned, frozen and fresh fruits and vegetables once they have been prepared for eating," Cady pointed out.
 "In reality, advocating fewer processed fruits and vegetables in school lunches would mean fewer fruits and vegetables in children's diets," Cady concluded. "Anyone truly interested in improving the diets of America's children wants to make it easier for schools to serve them fruits and vegetables -- not more difficult."
 NFPA is the scientific voice of the food industry, concentrating exclusively on food issues. The association's 500 member companies produce the nation's processed-packaged fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, juices and drinks and specialty products.
 -0- 9/17/92
 /CONTACT: Roger Coleman of the National Food Processors Association, 202-639-5935/ CO: National Food Processors Association ST: District of Columbia IN: SU:


IH -- DC021 -- 0647 09/17/92 12:07 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1992 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1992 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Sep 17, 1992
Words:278
Previous Article:NISSAN ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR 1993 MODEL LINEUP
Next Article:PLC SYSTEMS LISTS ITS COMMON SHARES ON THE AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE; LAUNCHES SECONDARY OFFERING OF UNITS
Topics:


Related Articles
AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY ANNOUNCE HEARTY SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
SCHOOL LUNCH REPORT UNDERSCORES VALUE OF PROCESSED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, SAYS NFPA
SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM RELIES ON PROCESSED FOODS, SAYS INDUSTRY
LEADING SUPPLIER OF CHEESE TO SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAMS SUPPORTS NEW DIETARY GUIDELINES; CALLS FOR ENTITLEMENT RULE CHANGES
NFPA SAYS USDA SCHOOL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH RULE 'WILL PROMOTE GOOD NUTRITION'
Former NFL Coach, Tom Flores, Signs With Estrada Foods, Inc.,
Does Your Child's Lunch Box Make the Grade? American Dietetic Association and ConAgra Foods Foundation Survey Reveals Parents Need Refresher Course...
Milk's Critical Role in Schools Championed on Capitol Hill; House Legislation Introduced, Testimony Heard on Milk's Benefits.
School Lunch: Something to Get Wild About.
The school lunch lobby: a charmed federal food program that no longer just feeds the hungry.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters