Virtual Back To School Night: The School Day Just Got Healthier!

Sep 12, 2012, 14:35 ET from The Pew Charitable Trusts

Join the conversation about new school meal standards

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What:   The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently updated the nutrition standards for school meals, the first time it's done so in more than 15 years, and schools across the country are rolling out healthier breakfasts and lunches this fall. The Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project and the National PTA are hosting "Virtual Back to School Night: The School Day Just Got Healthier!," a live conversation examining these changes. The event will feature a panel discussion about the exciting new meals coming to school cafeterias and how parents can navigate these changes and support their children and schools in making healthy choices.


  • Jessica Donze Black, Director of the Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project
  • Betsy Landers, President, National PTA
  • Sam Kass, White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives
  • Audrey Rowe, Administrator for the Food and Nutrition Service, United States Department of Agriculture


Thursday, September 13, 7 – 8 p.m.

Watch the webcast live online starting at 7 p.m. on September 13:

The Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods Project is a joint initiative between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts.

SOURCE The Pew Charitable Trusts