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April 3, 2014

 

A lunchroom attendant hands out sliced apples.

Food Waste In Schools: A Side Effect Of Healthy Standards?

Critics of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 argue the standards are forcing kids to take food they won't eat and thereby creating more waste.

February 27, 2014

Healthy Schools 

school scoreboard with Coca-Cola

New Guidelines Say No To Unhealthy Marketing In Schools

Unhealthy foods are already being taken out of school lunches. Next up is the removal of unhealthy food marketing in schools.

January 2, 2014

Green Metro 

A child works a giant puppet made of styrene foam trays

School Lunchroom Movement Wins NY Styrene Fight

A national movement against plastic foam food containers got a boost of momentum as New York moves closer to a citywide ban.

December 30, 2013

A Quarter For A Carrot? 

Fruit and vegetables

Pay Kids To Eat Vegetables? It Might Just Work

Kids are trashing the fruits and veggies served for school lunches. A study suggests paying them to eat the good stuff will increase consumption, reduce waste.

June 27, 2013

Healthy Prospects 

apple and cheese

Healthier Snacks Are Heading To Schools

Healthier changes are finally coming to school snacks -- the first major overhaul in 30 years.

March 29, 2013

Healthy Beginnings 

Apples in a bowl

Healthy School Lunches Lead To Healthier Eating, Study Finds

The new research lends empirical support to state-mandated fruit and veggie minimums.

February 27, 2013

FLOTUS 

First Lady Michelle Obama

‘Let’s Move!’ Initiative Celebrates Three Years

Michelle Obama hits the road this week to promote the third birthday of Let's Move!, her initiative that aims to eliminate childhood obesity.

February 7, 2013

School Snacks 

Green and red apples

Healthier Foods Coming To Schools

In hopes encouraging healthier eating habits among the nation's youth, the USDA has proposed a new set of guidelines for food sold in schools.

December 22, 2012

Celebratory Eating 

christmas-ornament

Christmas Food Traditions, A Chef Cooks For Kids

On the menu today are two traditional Christmas Eve foods: tamales and oyster stew. Bob Adkins uses his chef chops to make healthy and delicious meals for kids.

December 13, 2012

Healthy Helpings 

a group of red and green apples

More Grains And Meat Allowed In School Lunches

The USDA has decided to allow more meat and grains in school lunches after outcry by school administrators.

March 20, 2012

To Slime Or Not To Slime? 

ground beef

‘Pink Slime’: Schools Have A Choice

It's been a long week for "lean finely textured beef."

March 9, 2012

What Your Kids Don't Know... 

Collard shadow

Sneaky Green Parathas

Kids don't like greens? Just don't tell them your recipe.

February 18, 2012

New Tastes 

kid eating cereal for breakfast

Every Good School Day Starts With A Good Breakfast

Two recipes for a healthy breakfast using grapefruit and oats, Mimi Ito documents what her kids eat for lunch, and cultivating truffles like any other crop.

February 7, 2012

Picture Perfect 

green beans

A Picture May Be Worth A Thousand Veggies

How do you get a kid to eat more veggies? Don't tell them, show them.

January 25, 2012

Nutritious Lunches 

First Lady Michelle Obama with a group of children

First Lady Announces Healthy Changes To School Lunch

First Lady Michelle Obama announced the first major changes to the national school lunch program in 15 years from an elementary school in Virginia.

January 5, 2012

Questionable Meat 

burger

Ammonia-Treated Beef Pulled From School Lunches, Fast Food

Beef Products, Inc. discovered injecting waste meat with ammonia killed dangerous germs, making it safe to eat. That made it an economical option for fast food.

December 19, 2011

Not Buying It 

fried lunch

L.A. Students Snub Healthy School Lunches

You can lead the students to healthy food, but you can't make them eat.

December 10, 2011

Kids In The Kitchen 

Three-egg omelette with mozzarella and basil

Cooking The Perfect Omelet (And Other Life Lessons)

Didi Emmons fell in love with cooking when she was 12 years old. She now spends most of her culinary time teaching the next generation to love it, too.

December 3, 2011

Foodie Mom 

Mizuko Ito

Mimi Ito’s Bento Blog Gives Value To Everyday Life

Mimi Ito says lunch is the best time to introduce kids to new foods. After eight years of documenting their lunches, she now considers her kids to be foodies.

November 17, 2011

Pizza Problems 

pizza

Broccoli, Peppers and…Pizza Sauce?

In another blow to increase the healthiness of school lunches, pizza sauce is considered a vegetable.

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