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No, Students Do Not Really "Hate School Lunches"

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 10.15.2015 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

By now many of you have likely read "Why Students Hate School Lunches," by Kate Murphy in this week's New York Times Sunday Review. Here's my one word reaction to the piece: GAH!!!!

School Nutrition Group Flip-Flops on Protecting Children's Health

Elliott Negin | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Given how well the school nutrition program is doing, SNA should be declaring victory. Instead, the organization ramped up its lobbying budget to convince Congress to fix something that ain't broke, and unfortunately it has found some sympathetic ears.

In Defense of School Food

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel J. Schultz

As the deadline for the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act approaches, the debate around school food has reached a cacophony of opinions. The...

School Nutrition Association Proposal Is Anything But Common Sense

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 05.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

The venerable phrase, "common sense," has taken a beating, thanks to the School Nutrition Association (SNA), which descended on Capitol Hill last week to convince Congress to roll back school nutrition standards.

First Lady Takes A Shot At Special Interests Opposing Healthier Food For Kids

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

With well-funded opponents like Big Food and the School Nutrition Association working furiously to roll back school nutrition standards and prevent further healthy changes to our food system, complacency would take us right back to where we started.

Big Food Dominates The School Nutrition Association's Latest Conference

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

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.

Truly Healthy Meals at School Only Makes Sense

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

With 1 in 3 young Americans either overweight or obese, we need to marshal every resource we have to take on this epidemic. Schools are on the front lines of this struggle. They are the places where our kids spend most of their days and in many cases, eat half of their calories.

Kathleen Parker on School Food: It's All the Feminists' Fault

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 08.03.2014 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

I'll say one thing for Parker's world view: it's certainly seductive in its simplicity. Instead of having to attack the multiple root causes of two entrenched societal ills, childhood obesity and childhood hunger, we just have to do one thing -- roll back the clock to upper middle class suburbia, circa 1955.

Who Is Really Behind the Assault on School Nutrition Standards?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Why won't SNA leaders and House Republicans stand up for our children's health instead of trying to dismantle nutrition standards that are improving their lives?

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...

Conference Previews Healthier School Lunch Meals

Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

With new federal Department of Agriculture nutrition standards for school meals slated to take effect this month, thousands of school chefs, food serv...

Healthy School Lunches and Cafeteria Ladies Who Compost

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Annie Spiegelman

We have to be good role models for our children in order for them to develop healthy, eating behaviors for life. What can parents do, besides complain, to support you and school lunch programs nationally?