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Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. should sharply remind us that the Civil Rights Movement should never just be chapters in history books. Communities and children across the country need to believe they can stay on the march towards justice.

I was Terminated from My Job For Giving A Hungry Child A Free Lunch

Hammer & Chisel Awards | Posted 01.11.2016 | Impact
Hammer & Chisel Awards

When I was contacted by Michael Moore's team on December 14th it came out of nowhere and blew me away. After a roller coaster of a summer I had ease...

We're Finally Eating More Veggies, Even at School

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

If vegetables do become a food trend it will definitely help us eat and enjoy more of them. We'll surely see better produce, new and superior preparation techniques and tie-ins with celebrity and popular culture. It will be easier to eat better.

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 hea...

A Holiday Gift for Hungry Children

William Lambers | Posted 12.31.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

It is the right of all children to grow up with food and education. Yet so many go without. But if we can give children worldwide a holiday gift, why not let it be school meals for the New Year.

The Problem Is Gross School Lunch. These High Schoolers Are Fixing It.

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.10.2015 | Taste

A group of students at a Chicago public high school on the city’s northwest side is calling for higher quality, healthier food to be served at ...

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 s...

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.

Get Your Kid To Eat Veggies, No Bribing Required

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living

Parents, you can stop positioning broccoli as little trees and arranging pepper slices into edible hearts. To get kids to eat more veggies, take a cue...

In Support of School Lunch

Madeleine Daepp | Posted 09.07.2015 | Politics
Madeleine Daepp

The implementation of the new standards has been accompanied by real concerns about food waste, and it will never be easy to decide just how much our nation is willing to spend on children's lunches. But renewing the child nutrition programs means supporting beautifully bipartisan goals.

What Happens When American Kids Try School Lunches From Around The World

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.27.2015 | Parents

Following up on their video of American kids trying different breakfasts from around the world, Cut put together another hilarious compilati...

5 Creative Ways To Upgrade Boring Sandwiches

Oprah.com | Pam Masin | Posted 08.12.2015 | OWN

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5 Special Back to School Treats for Kids and Mom

Rachel Hollis | Posted 08.10.2015 | Parents
Rachel Hollis

It's that time of year again. The time where we head to Target to stock up on school supplies and send the kiddos on their way. Since back to school season can get pretty hectic I've come up with a few ways to help make this year a little more special for everyone... even moms!

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...

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 p...

Obesity Swept the Nation and Now Healthy Schools are Taking it Back... With Your Help

Rob Bisceglie | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Rob Bisceglie

There are many incredible and life-changing improvements around health taking place in schools across the country right now, led by everyday heroes who deserve and need our support.

Watch The Reactions Of These Adults Eating Lunchables

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.27.2015 | Taste

Some things might be better left in the 90s.

Don't Waffle on Nutrition During School Breakfast Week

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

By moving fruits and vegetables to the center of the breakfast and lunch lines, these schools -- and many others -- are leading a revolution to improve kids' health, manage rising rates of childhood obesity, and tackle our country's ongoing struggle with an epidemic of chronic disease.

6 Of Largest U.S. School Districts Switching To Antibiotic-Free Chicken

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Six of the largest U.S. school districts are switching to antibiotic-free chicken, official...

Good News, Parents: School Lunches Just Got A Lot More Appealing

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 12.01.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Parents, take note: The lunches you pack for your children may not be as nutritious as you think. Dr. Sarah Misyak, a postdoctoral scholar at the ...

School Disputes Claim It Told Boy On Free Lunch Plan, 'Guess What? You Can't Have A Lunch'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact

Parents of a 7-year-old Washington boy are questioning why their son was told he couldn't be served lunch last month at school, as district officials ...

A Prescription for a Plant-Based Diet Can Help Reverse Diabetes

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

As worrisome as the new statistics are, the solutions to the diabetes epidemic are at hand. With a plant-based diet, we could help tackle the disease once and for all.

Alexandra Svokos

The Sneaky Way To Get Kids To Eat Healthy School Lunches

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 10.16.2014 | Parents

Offering healthy foods in the school lunchroom is just a first step. How to get kids to actually choose the better options and eat them is where profe...

Does Rep. Poe Want to Undermine the Financial Stability of School Meal Programs?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Trying to fund school activities or charities at the expense of children's health is unconscionable. I can only hope that Congress realizes that the BAKE SALE Act will not only damage the health of our children but the financial health of the very school lunch programs we've worked hard to improve.

Whole Wheat-ifying School Lunch: Could It Work?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

A donut made with whole-wheat flour is just slightly healthier that the refined wheat one, but that doesn't make it into a healthy food, and the whole wheat-ification might confuse us into forgetting it's a food to consume rarely.