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October 21, 2011

Potato Victory 

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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 

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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 

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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 

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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

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Shorter School Lunch Leading To Unhealthy Habits?

Could shorter lunch periods contribute to childhood obesity?

August 17, 2011

School Lunch 

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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.

May 23, 2011

School Lunch 

Baby Being Video Taped

Camera Tracks School Children’s Calories

Five San Antonio elementary schools have unveiled new "calorie cams" to see how many calories their children are consuming.

May 6, 2011

School Lunch Reform 

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More Local Foods May Be Coming To School Cafeterias

A new rule may help bring more local food into schools, but is that enough to get kids to eat it?

May 5, 2011

School Lunch Reform 

Chocolate milk

LA Schools Are The Latest To Ban Flavored Milk

Although kids find flavored milks tasty, school systems are banning them from the lunchroom because they contain as much added sugar as soda.

April 21, 2011

School Food 


At This School, Lunch Is Mandatory

Some parents are angered by one Chicago school's attempt to promote healthful eating.

February 15, 2011

British Influence 


Jamie Oliver Faces Resistance From LA School District

British celebrity chef was banned from filming in Los Angeles schools.

February 15, 2011

Let's Move! 

Let's Move!

Let’s Move! Celebrates One Year, Turns To Restaurants

As Let's Move! celebrates its first year, we look at its past progress and its goals for the future.

February 7, 2011

School Lunch 

Kids Leaving A School Bus

How Parents Can Influence School Nutrition

The Charlotte Mecklenburg School System in North Carolina has stopped serving fried chicken and French fries in their school lunches. What about your school?

November 23, 2010

School Lunch 

Michelle Obama Laughs With Kids

Michelle Obama’s Salad Bar Could Eclipse Sloppy Joe In Cafeterias

Michelle Obama announced a plan to install 6,000 salad bars in elementary schools across the country. Could lawmakers soon affect wider change to school lunch?

September 29, 2010

Veggie Snacks 

Baby carrots

Carrot Vending Machine A Success With Ohio Teens

Skeptics are eating their words. Junk food is out of school vending machines and carrots are in.

September 28, 2010

School Lunch 

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The Powerful Position Of Schools To Influence Nutrition

School meals have a huge influence over the nutritional well-being of children. How can you make a difference?

August 23, 2010

School Lunch Reform 

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Janet Poppendieck: School Food In America Today

Author Janet Poppendieck joined us to discuss school lunch policy reform and history, and how society is impacted by the federal school lunch program.

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