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Child Nutrition Act

Education Sets the Table for Healthy Eating in School

Pam Koch | Posted 12.22.2014 | New York
Pam Koch

We would like to see the percentage of schools with NEPs double by 2020, so that most NYC school children, particularly those in the highest-needs schools, have access to education that helps them build healthy futures.

The Heroism of Fostering a Healthier Next Generation

Kevin W. Concannon | Posted 07.06.2014 | Education
Kevin W. Concannon

Our children deserve the best we have to offer, and I commend school nutrition employees and school nurses for giving students their best each day. They may not wear super hero capes, but they are undoubtedly real, authentic heroes.

Should Chocolate Milk Be Banned At Schools?

Posted 06.13.2011 | Education

The nation's smallest citizens are not immune to the growing obesity epidemic, leading political leaders, health experts and educators alike wondering...

Suffer the Little Children

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Americans cherish the notion that we are the number one nation on earth; that no matter what the metric is the U.S. comes out ahead of other countries. But that's far from the truth when the focus is on how we treat our children.

Parents, Principals, Politicians: Don't Make School Lunches Healthier!

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Beef jerky, Rice Krispie treats and four varieties of Mazzio's pizza are a few of the à la carte choices in the lunchroom at Jenks High School outsid...

Congress Sends Child Nutrition Bill To Obama

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — More children would eat lunches and dinners at school under legislation passed Thursday by the House and sent to the president, par...

Don't Forget Speakeasies: Rethinking Junk Food Prohibition In Schools

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The recently passed Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (PDF) offers some positive steps to improve how our children eat in schools. But in trying to make s...

7 Things Learned About Food in 2010

Jerusha Klemperer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jerusha Klemperer

1. The intersection of food, culture and class is a conversation we might finally be ready to have...

Mike Huckabee Defends Michelle Obama Against Sarah Palin

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee took a moment on Tuesday to counter Sarah Palin's recent claim that Michelle Obama is out to rob children and p...

Child Nutrition Act: 'Childhood Obesity Is a National Security Threat.'

Oz Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Oz Garcia

Childhood obesity isn't just a public health threat, it's not just an economic threat, it's a national security threat as well.

12 Key Changes The Child Nutrition Act Delivers (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.15.2011 | Education

This week President Obama signed into law the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The $4.5 billion bill aims to make school foods more nutritious and expan...

White House Releases "Before & After" School Lunch Menu As Bill Becomes Law

Obama Foodorama | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In conjunction with President Obama signing the groundbreaking $4.5 billion Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act today at a special ceremony at Harriet Tubma...

Sarah Palin: Meet America

Mark Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Shriver

Obama today signed into law the Child Nutrition Act, which finally gets more fruits, vegetables and whole grains into schoolhouses. Before criticizing anyone, Palin should take a look at a snapshot of ordinary American children today.

Obama Signs Child Nutrition Bill Into Law

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Thousands more children would eat lunches and dinners at school and all school food would become more nutritious under a bill Presi...

Passing The Child Nutrition Bill Is A Win For Children

Penny Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Penny Lee

The measure will make more nutritious foods more accessible throughout school campuses and reduce less nutritious options. The bill's passage comes not a moment too soon.

Should School Lunch be Free for All? Janet Poppendieck Thinks So

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Regina Weiss

Making school meals universally available and free for every child would not only offer a great moral good but would also offer a very smart, economical and efficient investment.

Stick a Fork in It: Pass The Child Nutrition Act

Debra Eschmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Debra Eschmeyer

While the resulting stuffed turkey that is the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids' Act, is not perfect, it's pretty darn good.

The Last-Minute Fight To Pass The Child Nutrition Act

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"It's this opportunity or we lose it," said Representative George Miller, a California Democrat and sponsor of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act...

Can a Lame Duck Feed Hungry Kids?

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Steve Gutow

At the end of September, Congress adjourned in advance of the midterm elections without voting on one of the most important, popular, and bipartisan b...

The Future of America's Children -- A Question of National Priorities

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

The whole 10-year child nutrition program proposed by the House could be paid for with just 42 days worth of Afghanistan war spending. How is it that we can unquestioningly fund illegal war, but not feed our children?

The Politics of Hunger: An Interview with World Food Prize winner David Beckmann

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

God is calling us to change the politics of hunger because the need is especially great right now. But the opportunities are also very clear. We can do a lot, but we can't food bank our way to the end of hunger.

School Lunch: One Meal, One Dollar, Part 1

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Ed Bruske from The Slow Cook. What kind of lunch could you make for $1? That's approximately the amount schools have to spend on in...

School Food, Is There Hope? Chef Ann Cooper Opens The Lunch Box (Q&A)

Chris Elam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Elam

Her nonprofit has just launched a revolutionary web portal offering free scaleable recipes, curricula, technical tools and community discussion -- an online engine that can spur real school food reform.

Childhood Nutrition at School

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Levi

Millions of Americans still face barriers that make healthy choices challenging. Some of these obstacles are beyond their control, such as access to nutritious foods in the area in which they live.

Obstructionism's Latest Victim? School Lunch!

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Congress is playing politics with our children's health. The Child Nutrition Act -- which funds all school meals -- is caught in legislative limbo.