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Posts tagged school lunch

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 


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 


Broccoli, Peppers and…Pizza Sauce?

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

November 9, 2011

Fruit Fail 


Moldy Fruit Gets Makeover As…Applesauce?

The FDA investigated a Washington fruit processing plant after nine schoolchildren became sick eating their applesauce in school lunch.

October 21, 2011

Potato Victory 

tater tots

Senate Says Yes To Spuds In School Lunch

In a blow to combating obesity, the Senate decided all vegetables on school lunches were safe, including potatoes (fried and otherwise).

October 19, 2011

School Lunch Rock Star 

Sarah Wu Is Mrs. Q

School Lunch Crusader Mrs. Q Out From Behind The Curtain

After anonymously blogging about her experiences eating school lunch for a year, Chicago Public Schools teacher Sarah Wu has now revealed her identity.

September 14, 2011

Wake Up Call 

empty plate

Hunger At Home: Food Insecurity Still A Problem

Nearly one in three households categorized as "food insecure" had to cut back or alter their eating habits for lack of food.

August 26, 2011

Eating Well At School 

college student napping in a lecture hall

Back To School, Part 2: Good Food On Campus

We see what one college student eats for lunch, we take a peak at a course about food and politics and we make two dishes any cash-strapped student would love.

August 19, 2011

Breakfast Of Champions 

kids walking to a school bus

Back To School, Part 1: Start The Day Off Right

The first thing every student needs to have a good day is a healthy breakfast. Author Janet Poppendieck talks about what is right and wrong with school lunch.

August 18, 2011

school lunch 


Shorter School Lunch Leading To Unhealthy Habits?

Could shorter lunch periods contribute to childhood obesity?

August 17, 2011

School Lunch 

school lunch

Changes To School Lunch Seem Mighty Tasty

In anticipation of the upcoming Child Nutrition Act, some schools are already featuring healthier options. But do vending machines have a place?

August 2, 2011

Good School Food 

Kid Eating A Cherry Tomato

Farm To School Meal Program Off To A Good Start

Although there were some challenges in its first two years, support for the Farm to School program is enthusiastic.

July 19, 2011

Obesity Epidemic 

Man In A Hospital Mask

F As In Fat: What Americans Can Do To Be Healthier

This comprehensive study shows that many factors affect the obesity crisis, notably restrictions individuals face in their access to exercise and healthy food.

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