EMA plans to sponsor a total of twenty gardens across the country over the next five years in the home towns of other celebrity Board members--which include Amy Smart, Carter Oosterhouse, Daryl Hannah, and Malin Akerman.
In the next few weeks, parents across New York City will receive notices about prekindergarten slots for children attending school this fall. Thanks t...
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.
"From little things big things grow." ~ Paul Kelly, singer-songwriter Sick, Fat, and Nearly Dead has resonated with people across the globe; milli...
Call us weird, idealistic, or claim that we have too much time on our hands (objectively we don't think we're any of those things, except maybe a little weird), but we really do love packing lunch and it doesn't actually take that much time!
Having moved abroad from the United States, there are aspects of life that take some getting used to. In South Korea, it's been an adventure trying ne...
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.
Since Secretary Vilsack invited me to join him at USDA as Under Secretary of Food and Nutrition Consumer Services (FNCS), not only have we helped to bring America back from the brink of a second economic depression, we have also worked to institutionalize more opportunities and pathways directed at helping states assist consumers and expand direct access to healthy and affordable food.
Under the healthier meal standards, more children are choosing and eating fruit and consuming more of their entrees and vegetables, increasing their nutrient intake and decreasing food waste. Parents and students alike support the healthier meals.
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.
Folks, my neighbors have made it through the #HungerChallenge with lots of realizations. They've definitely been hungry, they've had stress dreams, and they've been really conscious of food.
Early mornings can get pretty hectic, but packing your kid's lunch box doesn't need to be a big production. Here: ten healthy and filling lunch ideas ...
Whether you use Tupperware or its numerous brethren, these sturdy, lightweight containers are ideal for storing food in the fridge and for takeaway lunches; but they can also be a headache to store and clean.
The new school year has begun and even if you prepared for weeks, the daily routine can get hectic very quickly. In the midst of all the tasks, sometimes lunches are the first thing to fall to the wayside. But with a little preparation and a few solid lunch ideas, you don't have to give up on sending your kids to school with healthy lunches every day.
I know I'll be better at hitting the books (or pounding the keyboard) if I fuel my body with plenty of fiber, good fats, and vibrant veggies rather than packages of empty carbs.
The more you expose kids to healthy foods, the more likely they are to eat them. If the majority of your meals are coming back home in your child's lunchbox instead of being eaten, maybe it's time to make it a little more appetizing with some creative food animal recipes.