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School Lunch Program

School Lunch and the State of a Nation

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

It's impossible to characterize an entire nation's eating habits. On the other hand it is safe to say that the patterns offered in the American preschool and school system leave much to be desired.

Why You Should Support School Breakfast, Even If Your Kid Eats at Home

Dayle Hayes, MS, RD | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

What about all the other students sitting around your child's desk or table at school? Did they have a balanced breakfast? Did they have breakfast at all? Why should you really care what your child's classmates have or have not eaten? Why should you support a breakfast program at your school even if your kids will never need it?

Georgia Bus Driver Fired for Complaint About School Lunch Program

Richard Schiffman | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Richard Schiffman

Johnny Cook has been driving for Haralson County Middle School in suburban Atlanta for years. But no longer. Cook was fired for making the following p...

Maryland Children In Poverty Won't Go Hungry This Summer

The Baltimore Sun | YVONNE WENGER | Posted 07.02.2013 | DC

Children in poor Baltimore neighborhoods can get free meals this summer through an extension of the National School Lunch Program, city officials said...

Updating School Food, and Why Kids Aren't Lovin' It!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We want our kids to eat well because we want them to be healthy, and we want them to be healthy because we love them. They need to know that -- and that job resides with families, not government. They need to know that they can wind up loving foods that love them back.

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.

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...

Child Nutrition Bill Stalls In House

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama's campaign for healthier school lunches has stalled in Congress after anti-hunger groups and more than 10...

Looking forward to the weekend? Some children are not.

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

Imagine an elementary school on a Friday afternoon: children racing to the bus, excited, making plans for Saturday play. While most relish their two-...