Tofu nutrition facts
(AP) North Dakota Farmers Union officials say they want to keep nutrition programs in the new farm bill. The legislation is currently at a standstill. The Democrat-controlled Senate approved a bipartisan five-year bill to govern ag programs and food stamps. The Republican-controlled House wants to put nutrition programs into a separate measure in order to seek deeper cuts to food stamps. The House has refused to name its negotiators. North Dakota Farmers Union president Woody Barth says linking the bill to nutrition programs is important to family farmers and ranchers.
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But eating a moderate amount of unprocessed tofu can be part of a balanced, nutritious, whole-food diet (say, a quarter of a block of tofu or fermented tempeh, or a small cup of edamame). Soy proponents (especially marketers advertising it as a super food) say that products like tofu contain isoflavones that are potent antioxidants. University of Washington professor Michael E. Rosenfeld, a nutrition researcher who focuses on the role of antioxidants and cardiovascular disease, recommends including tofu in the diet.
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Nutrition is on the menu for district meeting
Last year Mandarin King brought food, including orange chicken, to the high school twice, said Shannon Soto, the district’s fiscal services director. Hartshorne suggested placing the food in take-out containers as a possible solution. “The last child in line needs the same option as the first person in line,” Hartshorne said. Another issue: If there are too many kids in line, there isn’t enough time to serve them all, said school board member Jan Vickers, whose youngest child graduated from Laguna Beach High School in 2010. “I don’t believe we have as many issues at the elementary schools because they [children] order their lunch ahead of time and a lot of students like to bring their lunch,” Vickers said during a phone interview. Vickers said it’s important to gain feedback from high school students on accessibility and quality of menu items.
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