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School Lunch

A Wealthy Student Is a Healthy Student

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

Providing nutrition education and an understanding about proper nutrition is the only way to change what is becoming a self-inflicted and historic crisis for Americans.

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.

WATCH: Students Slam Michelle Obama's Low-Calorie School Lunches

Posted 10.02.2012 | Black Voices

Michelle Obama's childhood obesity initiative has been the subject of conservative criticism for some time, and now there's another group joining in o...

Do You Know What's in Your Kid's School Lunch?

Ben Greenfield | Posted 11.25.2012 | Parents
Ben Greenfield

When I was growing up, Lunchables were the best thing ever. At first glance, they appears hip, convenient, healthy and -- as clearly noted on the box -- full of fantastic added nutrition. Now that I'm a father to 4-year-old twins, I decided to inspect their packaging more closely.

Military Leaders: School Lunches, Vending Machines Threat To U.S. Fighting Force

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2012 | Education

* Obesity a top reason young adults can't join military -experts * Report: U.S. school kids eat 400 billion excess calories a year ...

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.

GOP Bill Moves To Repeal USDA Calorie Limits On School Lunches

Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

As the new school year begins, fresh school lunch regulations are in effect to encourage healthy eating. But not everyone's pleased. While students fr...

Leaner, Greener School Lunches Get Strained Reviews From Students

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

ROTTERDAM, N.Y. -- One student complains because his cafeteria no longer serves chicken nuggets. Another gripes that her school lunch just isn't filli...

LOOK: A Creative Way To Get Your Kid To Eat Lunch

Posted 09.13.2012 | Parents

Stumped by your son or daughter's refusal to eat lunch at school? You may be 15 minutes -- and a couple of pens and markers -- away from a solution. ...

The Best And Worst Juice Box Flavors

Posted 09.07.2012 | Taste

It's time to start packing school lunches again. We know, you're so excited. Though the thought of juice boxes doesn't exactly get us into a frenzy ei...

Back to School Nutrition

Kathy Kaehler | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
Kathy Kaehler

Stop playing the blame game and get to work -- at home and at your child's school.

'Food Hubs' Bring Local Farming Products Into Schools

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 09.03.2012 | Education

FRESNO, Calif. -- The school district in Turlock, surrounded by fields and orchards in one of the nation's richest agricultural regions, used to get m...

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...

Schools Using Cutting-Edge Market Research To Get Kids To Eat Healthy

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 10.20.2012 | Education

DENVER -- There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy opt...

Parent: School Cafeteria Palm Scanner 'Mark Of The Beast'

Posted 08.19.2012 | Education

Moss Bluff Elementary School in Louisiana is looking to streamline lunch payments by implementing a palm vein scanner program, but some parents aren't...

Tea Party Candidate Takes Harsh Stance On School Lunch

Kansas City Star | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

SEDALIA -- Missouri's two U.S. Senate candidates tangled Thursday over whether taxpayers should subsidize school lunches for more than 34 million stud...

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...

Too Cool For School: 10 Lunch Boxes Kids Will Love

Posted 09.11.2012 | Taste

Sometimes lunch is about more than just the meal, especially when it comes to being a kid. The container you put your child's lunch in says a lot abou...

Elementary Students Forced To Eat On Floor Win $500,000 Settlement

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education

By Dave Warner Aug 14 (Reuters) - Seven students at a Camden, New Jersey, school forced to eat lunch on a gymnasium floor for two week...

A Bagged Lunch To Envy

Kitchen Daily | Posted 09.06.2012 | Taste

There's a lot of wheeling and dealing that goes on in the school cafeteria. Ham and cheese sandwiches are being traded for pretzels, and chocolate pud...

Do Junk Food Laws Actually Work To Fight Kids' Obesity?

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

CHICAGO -- Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study tha...

Is Your Child's Lunch Safe?

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Are you one of those parents that packs your child's lunch in the hopes of providing them a healthier option? Turns out, you might actually be putting...

PHOTOS: Dad's Awesome School Lunch Bag Art

Posted 08.09.2012 | Parents

Derek Benson may believe he's "just the embarrassing dad" -- but we disagree and have a feeling his kids do too. The video game developer sends his...

The Bento Box Lunch: 10 Ideas Kids Will Actually Want To Eat

Posted 09.12.2012 | Taste

We all know school cafeteria school lunch isn't something to look forward to, and mom's packed lunches aren't always the cat's meow, either. But imagi...

Florida School District To Ban Energy Drinks

Posted 07.25.2012 | Education

The Manatee County School Board in Florida has voted unanimously to ban energy drinks in the district’s schools, WFMY News 2 reports. Teachers s...