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Healthy School Lunch

A Lesson Plan For Healthier School Lunches And Snacks

Katherine Brooking | Posted 08.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Katherine Brooking

Kids are heading back to school, so while you're busy buying notebooks, pencils and papers, don't forget to restock your pantry and fridge with health...

House GOP Is Determined To Make It Harder For Poor Kids To Get Free School Lunches

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.19.2016 | Politics

House Republicans appear determined to advance an aggressive rollback of a program credited with helping low-income children get free school lunches. ...

Michael Moore's New Movie Nails School Lunch in France -- On The Menu: Lamb, Endive, Lentils and Leeks

Tom Conrad | Posted 03.13.2016 | Impact
Tom Conrad

Fine cuisine is alive and well in the school lunchrooms of France. The menu includes lamb tajine, veal, crêpes, organic veggies, pâté and organic bread. Oh, yes -- and a cheese course.

Here's More Proof The Push For Healthier School Lunches Is Working

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics

The federal government was criticized for sweeping changes to the national student lunch program when it launched the effort to make school meals heal...

4 Nutritionist-Approved Strategies For Packing Your Lunch | Pam Masin | Posted 11.04.2015 | OWN

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How Some Schools Manage To Get Healthy, Local Food On The Menu

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.09.2015 | Media

Modern Farmer: The War On School Lunch Modern Farmer: The War On School Lunch Though many school cafeterias around the country aspire to se...

These Companies Made Big Money Off Serving Unhealthy School Lunches

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business

At the end of September, lawmakers can choose to renew the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act, which was set in place to improve the access to and q...

Nick Offerman's Satirical Video Shows The Sad State Of School Lunches

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.16.2015 | Parents

A satirical video starring Nick Offerman shows why we should take school lunch legislation seriously. Produced through a partnership between the Amer...

6 Steps to a Superb School Lunch

Katie Morford | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Katie Morford

Here are six steps to help you pack school lunches for your kids that are both nourishing and delicious.

What's for Lunch Can Tell Us About the Future

Bill Couzens | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Junk food lobbyists interested in reversing White House-backed nutritional standards for school lunch programs are banging the drum that it's "too restrictive" to feed kids healthy school lunches, and I say "Whaaa whaaa" -- I am not buying it, and neither should you.

Let's Not Give up on Our Kids!

Karen Showalter | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Karen Showalter

This means kids in schools should have the opportunity to make healthy food choices. They should not be faced with a wall of high-fat, high-sodium junk every. Single. Day.

Join the Farm to Cafeteria Movement

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

At 5 years old, Miguel Villarreal hated beets. Born into a family of migrant farmworkers, his disdain for this root vegetable stemmed from hoeing it. ...

Dept. Of Agriculture Permanently Eases Up On School Meals

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators said on Thursday they were permanently relaxing school meal rules that were designed to combat childho...

School Lunch Project: Homemade Chicken Strips

Laura Fuentes | Posted 04.07.2013 | Taste
Laura Fuentes

I refuse to order fried chicken that arrives in a box, at room temperature and with no other fresh ingredients for my daughter's lunch. Instead, I make my own baked chicken strips one night every few weeks. I hope your family enjoys them as much as she does.

USDA To Announce New Healthy School Snack Rules

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education

* USDA secretary says foods rule expected early 2013 * Soft drink makers needed time to change products -Vilsack * Advoc...

School Lunch Project: Rainbow Fruit Skewers

Laura Fuentes | Posted 03.30.2013 | Taste
Laura Fuentes

When it comes to packing fresh fruit in our children's school lunch, the difficulty often lies in how to pack it so it stays fresh through the lunch hour and making sure it doesn't go to waste.

Healthy Homemade Ramen

Laura Fuentes | Posted 03.26.2013 | Taste
Laura Fuentes

What kinds of thoughts come to mind when I say, ramen noodle soup? Late-night college snack? In-case-of-emergency shelf stable food? How about a staple in many school cafeterias? We created a healthy ramen noodle soup recipe kids will love.

School Lunch Project: The Deli Box

Laura Fuentes | Posted 03.16.2013 | Home
Laura Fuentes

When parents ask me what I think makes a fun lunch; I tell them that kids love familiar foods divided into compartments, rainbows of color and variety. 2013-01-14-deliboxpull.jpg

Report: 244 Chicago Schools Have Failed Health Inspections Since 2011

Posted 10.30.2012 | Education

Since 2011, 244 of Chicago’s 681 schools have failed at least one health inspection, according to a CBS Chicago investigation. The school with th...

Compassion and Creativity in School Lunch Reform

Zenobia Barlow | Posted 12.25.2012 | Education
Zenobia Barlow

California schools serve nearly 900 million meals a year. When our schools offer California children healthy food grown in California, we help them to learn and grow. At the same time, we help to revitalize our state's economy, reactivate regional food systems and create living wage jobs.

Entrepreneurs, Pissed-Off Parents and the New Standards: An Opportunity for a School Food Revolution

Kathleen Rogers | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education
Kathleen Rogers

Over 50 million kids headed back to school in the United States this year with the promise of a healthier lunch menu, thanks to the "Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act."

Healthier School Meals Despite Agribiz Lobbying

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Back to school can be a time of adjustment. Just as students might need time to adjust to new teachers and subjects, the school lunch program might need time before it is fully accepted by students or financially successful.

School Meals Get a Makeover

Jeremy Everett | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeremy Everett

These and other changes are part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. I applaud the federal government for taking this important step that allows schools to create and reinforce healthy eating habits.

What Students Will Be Eating Under New Lunch Guidelines

Posted 10.20.2012 | Education

New U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for school lunches are taking effect this fall, as part of a healthy school lunch initiative put forth i...

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About School Lunch Regulations?

Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

School lunches have been a hotly contested subject for a long time. With more and more attention on childhood obesity, all eyes are on the nutritional...