On International School Meals Day think of this ultimate goal: That every child in the world should receive food and education. Our generation should be the one that makes this wish for children come true.
The SNA's sorry love affair with Big Food and Beverage, and their deep pockets, is one of the sadder spectacles we've seen recently. Even sadder is that it continues, full steam ahead, at the expense of our children's health.
Kids are back from winter break and that means parents are back on lunch duty. Getting kids to actually eat their fruits and vegetables can be a real challenge. Here are a few ways to get kids to eat those healthy school lunches that you so lovingly pack.
We all share the same desire to constantly "do better" at our jobs as parents. When it comes to school lunch, good progress is being made, but there is more to be done when it comes to creating healthy school environments.
The FDA should recognize the latest science and get dangerous chemicals out of food packaging, and young farmers will embrace a new climate-conscious paradigm in farming that makes healthy soil a priority.
Michelle Obama carried out an impressive education agenda that rivaled her husband's in many respects. It seems that the two are a tag team for the ages, and P-20 education is lucky to have this duo championing it.
Gone are the days of President Reagan's ketchup as a vegetable. And it is about time the feds try to do something to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy eating habits. Problem is, a lot of students aren't eating any of it.
Prep some basics on Sunday to make packing lunch a breeze for the whole week.
Whether you're a Lunchable type of parent, or you're sending them with five course meals, I hope you're packing a little extra. This is the real stuff that satisfies hunger.
I'm thickheaded sometimes, but I finally get it. It's clear as day. All of the faceless Internet trolls, who have never met my family, are making sense now. They have been trying to speak wisdom into my life for the last two years, and I haven't been willing to listen.
As the rest of America frets over ISIS, I'd like to turn my attention to what could be emerging as a much more serious and significant threat to national security. And no, I'm not talking about Khorasan. I'm talking about obesity.
Common Core Standards is the equivalent of a steamed burrito in a plastic pocket--enough nutrition but not enough nutriment. Those who are truly feeding their minds, and those of their children, are not seeking their intellectual calories from what, essentially, are empty warming trays of mystery meat.
Bringing a tasty lunch comes second to only one thing: having a totally cool lunch box to put it in.
Pack yourself some chocolate! Swap your peanut butter for key lime cashew butter. Eat outside in the sun. You get the idea.
We need temporary waivers and other measures to help struggling school districts successfully improve school meals. With flexibility, school districts can serve healthy foods that their students will eat.
The postcards lend an organizing principle to the most hectic moments of my day. They give me something to think about while I jockey Oreos and baby carrots, claw my way into a Ziploc pack of provolone and scrub grape jelly off the sash of my bathrobe.