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Posts tagged school lunches

August 30, 2013

Changing The Rules 

Children serving themselves local food for school lunch

Revised Regs Help School Lunches Get Farm Fresh

Revisions to federal school lunch guidelines are helping schools bring more local food into their cafeterias.

February 6, 2013

No Whey! 

Chobani Greek Yogurt Cups

U.S. Schools May Add Greek Yogurt To Lunches

As early as April, Greek yogurt could be offered in your child's cafeteria.

September 6, 2012

Food For Thought 

Rows of vegetable servings for school lunches, including broccoli, baby carrots, and radishes.

Awaiting The Grade On New School Lunches

The new school year brings with it new standards for school lunches. School food preparers and students are adjusting.

August 15, 2012

 

solitary coke can under fairly dramatic lighting

Strict School Snack Laws Linked to Healthier Weight in Kids

A recent study finds laws preventing the sale of unhealthy snacks and beverages in schools is correlated with reduced weight gain in students.

August 10, 2012

More Juice, Please 

broken coke vending machine

Study Shows School Soda Sales Slouching

On-campus soda availability dropped by almost 50 percent between the 2006-2007 and 2010-2011 school years.

February 24, 2012

Food Fight! 

food vendor truck white

Food Trucks Face Battle In California

A proposed ordinance would make it illegal for food trucks to park within 1500 feet of a school in California -- but the issue is much wider than a few blocks.

January 27, 2012

Do You Want Fries With That? 

Michelle Obama sitting in a school cafeteria, sharing lunch with elementary school students.

Mostly Positive Responses To New School Lunch Guidelines

Critics and commentators have weighed in on the First Lady's new school lunch guidelines, and potato farmers are the only ones complaining.

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).

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.

June 9, 2011

Hot Potato 

box of white potatoes

New Guidelines Might Cut Spuds From School Lunches

In addition to white potatoes, starch-heavy corn and peas are also in danger of being cut in favor of leafy greens and orange vegetables.

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?

October 14, 2010

School Lunch 

school lunch plate

It’s National School Lunch Week!

To celebrate the National School Food Program's successes, the USDA is hosting a number of activities this week to promote advances and benefits of the program.

August 6, 2010

Food Labeling 

righteous porkchop book cover and nicolette hahn niman

Nicolette Hahn Niman: Food Labeling, Food Safety & Farm To School

The final part of our interview with Nicolette Hahn Niman, she talks about food labeling, food safety and the importance of knowing where your food comes from.

April 17, 2010

School Lunch 

bagel dog, tater tots, fruit cup and cookie on a school lunch tray

Interview: Anonymous Teacher “Mrs. Q” Is Fed Up With School Lunch

"Mrs. Q" is an anonymous elementary school teacher in the Midwest who has resolved to eat school lunches every day in 2010 and document her experience.

April 1, 2010

Food Videos 

TED homepage screen capture

8 Must-See TED Talks About Sustainable Food

TED bills their rich archive of talks as "Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world", here are 8 of our favorites all about food and sustainability

March 24, 2010

School Lunch Reform 

a school lunch

Senate Agriculture Committee Moves To Improve School Lunches

The Senate Agriculture Committee approved Senator Blanche Lincoln's Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act today, endorsing a plan to improve school lunch programs

February 15, 2010

School Lunch Programs 

a school lunch with a hot dog, fries, pickles, beans and milk.

The Fight For Better School Lunches Continues

The announcement of Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative has re-invigorated the school lunch debate among bloggers and the mainstream media.

December 17, 2009

School Lunch Programs 

A tray of school lunch.

Research Suggests Fast-food May Be Healthier Than School Lunches

Do you know what's in your kid's school lunch? You might be surprised, but recent reports show that they might be better off eating fast food.

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