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Healthy School Lunches

Money and Happiness

Anita Casalina | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Anita Casalina

We've all heard that money can't buy happiness. It may interest you to know that Michael Norton of the Harvard Business School says, "If you think money can't buy happiness, you're not spending it right." His study found that what generates happiness is spending it on others.

How To Make Lo Mein Lettuce Wraps

Laura Fuentes | Posted 07.13.2014 | Taste
Laura Fuentes

I've become a fan of recreating our favorite dishes with ingredients everyone will love.

What Kids Are Eating For Lunch Around The World

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 05.15.2014 | Parents

SEATTLE (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is on a mission to make American school lunches healthier by replacing greasy pizza and french fries with w...

Some Schools Aren't Too Pleased With New Healthier Lunch Rules

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said,...

What My Students Think About School Lunch

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 06.28.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

In my years as an educator, I have spent the majority of my time with teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18, and I have come to one certainty: teenagers say some of the most profound and entertaining things you could ever imagine.

Lunch 4 Learning NYC

Alison Cayne | Posted 06.07.2014 | Home
Alison Cayne

Universal free and healthy lunch will eliminate the poverty stigma, helping kids to opt for the school lunch rather than foregoing the meal entirely or eating processed unhealthy snack foods as they do now.

The Best School Lunches in America

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.01.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Thank goodness somebody realized how backwards it was to serve such unappealing, nutritionally lacking lunches. In the past decade, enormous changes have been made nationwide in the ways learning institutions feed our offspring.

Delicious and Healthy School Meals Around the U.S. (PHOTOS)

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Schools across the country have been working hard to implement updated nutrition guidelines for school meals. There are challenges, but schools' efforts are paying off. If you don't think school meals can be healthy and appealing, take a look at these school lunches.

Trend Spotting at School Lunch: 6 Satisfying Proteins on Student Trays

Dayle Hayes, MS, RD | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

Like trend-conscious restaurateurs, school nutrition professionals know that their customers want the same things they see on TV food shows with celebrity chefs.

Want To Send Your Kids To Charter School? Better Pack Their Lunch

Civil Beat | Alia Wong | Posted 11.08.2013 | Education

If Earl’s Snack Shop hadn’t stepped in at the 11th hour, Kanu o ka Aina Public Charter School on the Big Island might not have been able to feed i...

Kale Chips for 8,000 and Other Farm-to-school Successes by the Numbers

Dayle Hayes, MS, RD | Posted 12.14.2013 | Green
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

Despite the demands, thousands of directors across the U.S. have stepped up to the plate -- or lunch tray -- to do what Tyler, Dan and Ed do in their districts. Why? So students can have the freshest, best tasting, most nutritious meals possible and be fit, well-nourished and ready to succeed.

Lunch Monitor: Helping Your Child Eat Better in School

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 12.04.2013 | Taste
Marcus Samuelsson

Packing lunches and going over menus is a great way to make small changes in the way your kids eat. You can also go a step farther and help change school cafeteria menus. Most schools lack the funds to makeover their kitchens, but parents can help. How can you make a difference?

Most Schools Sticking With National School Lunch Program

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department says 524 schools – out of about 100,000 – have dropped out of the federally subsidized natio...

What's the Real School Lunch News? 31+ Million American Children Get More Vegetables Every Day

Dayle Hayes, MS, RD | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

Where have these school lunch critics been? Clearly not dining in the districts that are featuring produce from schools gardens -- and school farms.

School Lunches Kids Love -- and Hate

Bon Appetit | Posted 08.28.2013 | Taste
Bon Appetit

Back to school!

School Districts Say NO To Healthier Lunches

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 08.27.2013 | Parents

-- After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many student...

Homemade Fruit Cups

Laura Fuentes | Posted 10.27.2013 | Taste
Laura Fuentes

Have you ever wished those store bought fruit cups were made with fresh fruit?

BMI Report Cards: More Harm Than Good?

Dayle Hayes, MS, RD | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

If expending limited school resources on BMI notifications is unnecessary, likely ineffective and may cause harm, what can parents do?

Back-to-School Lunch Ideas

Stacie Billis | Posted 10.23.2013 | Taste
Stacie Billis

Ditch the sandwich bread.

How to Pack Yogurt

Laura Fuentes | Posted 10.20.2013 | Taste
Laura Fuentes

Here are some tips on how I keep yogurt cool till lunch.

School Lunch Project: Veggie Mac & Cheese Thermos

Laura Fuentes | Posted 10.12.2013 | Taste
Laura Fuentes

I really like sending warm school lunches. I've filled my kids thermoses with lasagna, spaghetti, rice, soups... and they are typically very receptive.

Nutritionists Reveal What's Really In Their Kids' Lunch Boxes

Katherine Brooking | Posted 10.10.2013 | Parents
Katherine Brooking

Yes, it's that time of year again. The summer is still in full bloom, but the school season is just around the corner. Here, six nutritionist moms reveal what they pack in their kids' lunch boxes.

A Big Fat Fail?

AP | Posted 07.31.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Two years ago, the Los Angeles Unified School District tried to spruce up its lunch menu, with cafeteria ladies dishing out chicken tan...

What The French Food Minister Thinks Of NYC School Cafeteria

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.03.2013 | New York

He may not have been dining on foie gras or fresh baguettes, but French food aficionado Guillaume Garot said he enjoyed the food he was served at a Ne...

WATCH: This 11-Year-Old Is Exposing New York City School Lunches For What They Really Are

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.13.2013 | New York

The entrée a menu describes as a “Burger Bash" may really just be a thin slice of meat. At least that’s the case when it comes to New York Cit...