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The Pew Charitable Trusts is working to protect the health of all Americans through a variety of projects, conducting fact-based research and seeking nonpartisan policy solutions. From stemming the rising tide of opioid overdose deaths to reducing risks from foodborne pathogens, Pew endeavors to improve the public’s health and well-being.
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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue released a proclamation May 1 that praised the nation’s schools for serving nutritious meals and committed to “provide significant technical assistance to schools as they continue to develop menus that are healthy and appealing to students,” but the statement also announced plans to undermine key standards that support... Read More
Data recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) for 2016 demonstrate that the United States continues to make little progress driving down the rates of infection by bacteria commonly transmitted through food. FoodNet is the U.S. surveillance system for foodborne illness. It tracks confirmed outbreaks in a... Read More
As school districts nationwide serve more nutritious foods to students, cafeterias have become classrooms that help children to develop healthy eating habits for a lifetime. Lunchrooms also serve as gathering places for parent-teacher organizations and student groups. And schools across the country are making their kitchen facilities available to the public for activities that promote health and... Read More