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Child Nutrition Act

A Change in School Nutrition

Ellie Krieger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellie Krieger

We have a tremendous opportunity to redefine school food and shape our children's lives, and thus the future of our country, for the better.

One Tray at a Time

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

Given that the Child Nutrition Act determines what more than 30 million children eat at school five days a week, 180 days a year, schools meals can be a critical entry point for improving children's health.

A Seder Lesson: Let All Who Are Hungry Come And Eat

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Steve Gutow

As American Jews ate what for many was a plentiful meal, we listened to the traditional four questions and pondered a new one: why, in a country as wealthy and as bountiful as the United States, are there still children who are hungry?

Let's Move Child Nutrition

Debra Eschmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Debra Eschmeyer

Can you show the Mom-in-Chief how motivated we are to pass the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act?

Jamie Oliver: Stirring Up a Food Fight

Debra Eschmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Debra Eschmeyer

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution is cooking up more than home made meals from fresh ingredients. The show has already stirred up deeply seeded emotions about school food feeding systems... all before the first episode airs tonight!

Lousy School Lunch Bill, One Step Closer to Passage

Jill Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jill Richardson

Michelle Obama started her government-wide "Let's Move" program to improve children's health and nutrition, but Blanche Lincoln's the author of the Senate child nutrition bill. And Lincoln is no Michelle Obama.

How Will We Feed the Nearly One in Four Children Facing Hunger in America?

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

Last week, I was on a phone call with more than one thousand Americans. My organization, Feeding America, hosted a virtual town hall meeting with Ra...

It Takes a Rocket Scientist?

Debra Eschmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Debra Eschmeyer

For years I have been saying that it doesn't take a rocket scientist to support Farm to School because of its common sense solution to serving local h...

Childhood Obesity & Reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act

Elizabeth Rigby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Elizabeth Rigby

Op-ed cross-posted Houston Chronicle Rachel Kimbro & Elizabeth Rigby March 5, 2010 In a series of high-profile events over the past few weeks, first...

Securing Our Future Through Our Children's Health

Sec. Tom Vilsack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sec. Tom Vilsack

The president has identified three key strategies to build a lasting prosperity: innovation, investment, and education. All three strategies require the next generation to be healthy.

First Lady and Sam Kass Talk Child Nutrition on Today

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kurt Michael Friese

One of the advantages we enjoy here in Iowa is that we get to see our presidential candidates and their families up close and personal during our cauc...

State of the Union's School Lunch: Nutrition as National Defense and Fiscal Health

Debra Eschmeyer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debra Eschmeyer

We, the voting public, need to find our voice and let our elected officials know that child nutrition in general -- and the National School Lunch Program in particular -- is a priority.

School Lunches Wouldn't Meet Fast-Food Safety Standards

USA Today | Peter Eisler, Blake Morrison and Anthony DeBarros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the past three years, the government has provided the nation's schools with millions of pounds of beef and chicken that wouldn't meet the quality o...

Michelle Obama: "A Drumbeat Of Small Changes" To Better Eating

David Becker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Becker

Go to farmers' markets and farm stands, or buy a share in a CSA. Buy a whole cow. Keep it in your freezer. Share it with your neighbor. You'll put money directly in the pocket of a farmer rather than a host of middlemen.

Good Nutrition Starts at School

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Only 2% of children get enough fruits and vegetables to meet the USDA's Food Guide Pyramid serving recommendations. An entire generation is missing out on the pleasures of home-cooked meals made with freshly harvested foods.

Getting Serious About School Lunch: Eat-Ins Sweep The Nation This Labor Day

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kurt Michael Friese

Think of an Eat-In as the marriage of the traditional picnic to the classic activism of the 1960's Sit-Ins; this is old-fashioned activism with a hot dish to share.

Heart of Chicago Comes Through for Eat-In

Lynn Peemoeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lynn Peemoeller

The Slow Food USA 'Time for Lunch' Campaign is proving that people all over the country are passionate and dedicated to making a difference in our food system through civic engagement.

Feeding Kids (Real) Food

Wesley Epplin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Wesley Epplin

Giving our kids healthy fresh foods at school stands to set an example of how to form lasting eating habits that can truly have a positive impact on their health.

Meatless Monday: Reforming School Lunches

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Remember school lunch? Mystery meatloaf? Slimy spaghetti? Vegetables so gray and overcooked it was impossible to imagine they started life fresh? ...

It's Time to Change School Lunch

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerusha Klemperer

The National School Lunch Program provides a meal to 30 million children every school day. Right now it is a sad mirror of the broken food system outside the school walls.

Hey Mr. President, Food Can Be Your Down Payment on Health Care Reform, Remember?

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerusha Klemperer

Obama has been all over the place this past week putting forth his health care plan and I haven't heard one word about how food could save this country tons of money, while saving lives.