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Fruit Servings for Students

New School Nutrition Poll: Should School Food Services Continue
Considering Orange Juice as Fresh Fruit as part of the School Lunch and
the School Breakfast programs?

Los Angeles, CA, January 22, 2013 -- The LinkedIn School Nutrition group
announces a new poll ; Should School Food Services Continue Considering
Orange Juice as Fresh Fruit as part of the School Lunch and the School
Breakfast programs?

The School Nutrition LinkedIn Group Poll www.linkedin.com/groups/Should-
School-Food-Services-Continue-2027611.S.206114651?qid=669847c0-db96-4fa6-
95a2-88e0eb94991c&trk=group_most_recent_rich-mc-rr-
ttl&goback=%2Egmr_2027611
 provides the following polling selections:

* Yes - only at breakfast

* Yes - only at lunch

* Yes - for all meals

* No - for all meal

* Allow also other Fruit Juices at Schools

School Nutrtion LinkedIn group is an open group, allowing anyone to cast
their vote in the poll and participate in the group's discussions without
the need to join the group. Once casting a vote, one can continously
follow the voting process.

Casting a vote will let the School Nutrition Association and other
influential organizations with a "voice from the public" about this
debated issue.

Kristie Bishopp, eHow Contributor as published in eHow.com - "No one
argues the nutritional value of the raw orange. Like other citrus fruits,
it contains necessary nutrients such as vitamins A and C, potassium,
calcium, phosphorus and small amounts of amino acids. Many, however,
debate the merits of fresh-squeezed orange juice versus store-bought
orange juice. While fresh-squeezed orange juice contains fewer additives
and a fresher taste, store-bought varieties offer savings in time and
effort".

And Bishopp continues:
"As soon as juice is squeezed from fruit, that juice begins to lose its
nutrients due to oxygenation. If oranges are squeezed at home and the
juice imbibed immediately, the drinker benefits from most of the orange's
naturally occurring nutrients. The more time that elapses between
squeezing and consumption, the more the juice degrades and nutrient
content lowers. Vitamin C is particularly vulnerable to changes in
temperature and environment. For store-bought orange juice, fruit is
squeezed at a distant manufacturing facility -- nowhere near home or the
eventual consumer -- and then pasteurized to kill germs. Unfortunately,
pasteurization entails heating and dehydration that destroy not just
germs but also any nutrients not already eliminated by oxygen exposure.

Unlike orange juice squeezed fresh at home and free of chemical
enhancement, store-bought juice often contains preservatives and
additives to enhance color and flavor and increase the juice's shelf
life. Many, too, are fortified with synthetic vitamins and minerals to
replace the natural ones lost in processing."

About the School Nutrition Open LinkedIn group:
www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2027611&trk=hb_side_g

The School Nutrition Open LinkedIn group
www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2027611&trk=hb_side_g is the largest School
Nutrition group with about 4000 members. The group is for professionals
that work for or with school food and nutrition services and everyone
interested in school nutrition, discussing the everything related to
school food and nutrition.

Contact:
Tommy Orpaz
Green Edge Systems, Inc
20929 Ventura Blvd., ste 47-224
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
818-825-8167
tommy.orpaz@greenedgesystems.com
http://www.greenedgesystems.com

				
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