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What Happens When Students Love School Lunch

Kirsten Saenz Tobey | Posted 10.02.2015 | Parents
Kirsten Saenz Tobey

As former educators, we share the goal of all school leaders to set students up for success. As moms, we recognize that to get kids to eat healthier foods, food needs to be delicious and kids need to help generate new menu ideas, develop and test recipes, and even name the foods they create.

School Nutrition Association Proposal Is Anything But Common Sense

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

The venerable phrase, "common sense," has taken a beating, thanks to the School Nutrition Association (SNA), which descended on Capitol Hill last week to convince Congress to roll back school nutrition standards.

Move Over Bake Sale...

Lauren Shweder Biel | Posted 08.13.2014 | Home
Lauren Shweder Biel

At the same time that we are arguing for healthier meals in school cafeterias, we also have a long-standing tradition of turning our school kids into candy pushers in order to raise funds for their team uniforms or their band trips. But it doesn't have to be lke this.

Report: Healthy Snacks Offered In Small Minority Of U.S. High Schools Despite Lunch Overhaul

Posted 11.02.2012 | Education

While the new nutritional guidelines imposed by the USDA this fall require a wider selection of fruits and vegetables in school meals, the same cannot...

Citing Health Concerns, Messiness, N.M. Teacher Moves To Ban Flamin' Hot Cheetos

Posted 10.15.2012 | Education

A health teacher at Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School in New Mexico is moving to ban Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, claiming the trendy snack food represents a ...

Invest in Food, Invest in Kids

Noli Taylor | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home
Noli Taylor

These changes help our kids see that we aren't just telling them to eat better -- we as a community are willing to invest in the food they are served at school to help them grow up as healthy, smart, and strong as they can.

Note to Parents: Get Pissed!

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Annie Spiegelman

At Marin Academy, a high school in San Rafael, California, the county's private school kids were eating what we all should be eating: organic, locally grown, whole foods with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in their school lunches.

7 Reasons Why Congress Should Pass Child Nutrition Now

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael F. Jacobson

Child nutrition may not have the political cachet of some of the big ticket items on Congress' plate, but here are seven reasons why this bill should be a top priority for congressional action.