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School Lunch

There's No Silver Bullet For Solving School Lunch

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.10.2017 | Politics

Some seven years ago, British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver traveled to Huntington, West Virginia, on a mission: To save the residents of the so-called ...

Hillary and Donald Are Ignoring America's Number One Public Enemy

Rebeca Plantier | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Rebeca Plantier

After watching the most viewed United States presidential election debates of all time, it struck me that after the third and final debate between can...

5 Secrets For A Stellar School Lunch Box

Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD | Posted 10.26.2016 | Parents
Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD

Assembling an amazing school lunch isn’t just about cutting sandwiches into cartoon shapes and spelling out “Have a great day!” in raisins (thou...

Help Mariam Get School Lunches Again

William Lambers | Posted 10.13.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

It's National School Lunch Week in the United States. But school lunches are important to kids everywhere around the world. So let's visit with one of...

USDA Thwarts Effort to Provide Good Food to Schools

Dena Jones | Posted 10.04.2016 | Education
Dena Jones

This lack of oversight means that, at present, all Los Angeles and San Francisco Unified students—those who participate in the NSLP and those who do not—are consuming meat and other products that do not align with the high standards of the good food movement.

Cafeteria Worker Resigns Over School District's 'Disgusting' Lunch-Shaming Policy

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 09.23.2016 | Parents

Cafeteria worker Stacy Koltiska says she had to take away a hot lunch from a first grader during the first week of school and decided, “That’s it....

Teen Makes 'Sit With Us' App That Helps Students Find Lunch Buddies

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 11.16.2016 | Good News

A new app makes finding friends in the school cafeteria a piece of cake. “Sit With Us” helps students who have difficulty finding a place to sit l...

Ask JJ: How To Pack Healthy Lunches Your Kids Will Eat?

JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS

One of the quickest ways you can upgrade your child's lunch is by making "lateral shifts." That means swapping out traditional, less nutritious lunchbox items for healthy goodies that taste better and give your kids an advantage with their focus and energy. My favorite lunchbox lateral shifts include:

10 Sandwich-Free School Lunches

Katie Morford | Posted 08.15.2016 | Parents
Katie Morford

Perhaps it's the influence of cuisines from around the world or the proliferation of inspiration on Pinterest, but lunches seem more creative than ever before. And why not? Making a PB&J day-in, day-out can get as tedious as eating one. Along those lines, here you'll find 10 alternatives to the traditional lunch box sandwich.

Presidential Candidate Dr. Lynn S. Kahn: The Government Mechanic

Judy Frankel | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Hillary Clinton isn't the only woman with government experience running for President. Clinical psychologist and presidential candidate Dr. Lynn S. Kahn has been reinventing and transforming government from the inside for 32 years.

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. ...

This Is What Parents Really Think Of Kids' School Lunches

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.07.2016 | Parents

Parents throughout the U.S. rely on cafeteria lunches to keep their kids fed while they're at school each day. But the quality of the meals can vary c...

A Local Apple a Day... Benefits Kids, Farmers and the Environment

Gena Hamshaw | Posted 03.22.2016 | New York
Gena Hamshaw

These days many of us are looking to get more fresh, local, and sustainably grown food onto our plates. Now we have a chance to ensure that New York students have more access to local produce too.

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.

Learning From Others: How to Make School (Lunch) Great

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 03.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

In his latest documentary, Where To Invade Next, Michael Moore "invades" country after country, looking for lifestyles worth appropriating - so that he can plant the American flag upon them and bring them home. Of particular interest to me were his school visits.

A Single Spark

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.22.2017 | 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 01.11.2017 | 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 eased ...

We're Finally Eating More Veggies, Even at School

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2017 | 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 01.16.2017 | 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...

A Holiday Gift for Hungry Children

William Lambers | Posted 12.30.2016 | 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 their...

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...

What Happens When Students Love School Lunch

Kirsten Saenz Tobey | Posted 10.02.2016 | 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 09.07.2016 | 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.