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5 Easy Ways To Make Sad Desk Lunches Happy

Posted 09.22.2014 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani If you don't have time for a total lunch makeover, here are some brilliant ways to upgrade the classics you're already eating. ...

Yesterday's News Stands Becoming Tomorrow's Healthy Eating Hotspots

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living

While a bustling city might not feel complete without a trusty newsstand, for many modern day 9-to-5ers, finding the latest power lunch is a bigger pr...

Reusable, Waste Free Lunches: How to Save Your Money, Your Health, and the Environment

Hannah Helsabeck | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Hannah Helsabeck

Is it really possible to save our money, health, and planet by packing a healthy, reusable, and waste-free lunch instead of a disposable one? Yes, it can be done!

Most Kids' Packed Lunches Are Not As Healthy As Doctors Recommend

Posted 07.31.2014 | Parents

BY SHEREEN LEHMAN NEW YORK Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:23am EDT (Reuters Health) - Packed lunches that children bring from home are often missing the ...

Kids Can Make Healthy Food Choices: Education Is Key

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.18.2014 | Home
Maria Rodale

by Anupama Joshi, executive director and cofounder of the National Farm to School Network While politicians in Washington debate implementation of ...

Why We Need to Make School Lunches Healthier

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate For some reason that I'll probably never understand, first lady Michelle Obam...

Join the Farm to Cafeteria Movement

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

At 5 years old, Miguel Villarreal hated beets. Born into a family of migrant farmworkers, his disdain for this root vegetable stemmed from hoeing it...

4 Healthy Lunches For People Who Hate Salad

Posted 02.18.2014 | OWN

Since he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, celebrity chef (and Oprah pal) Art Smith has lightened up his midday meals. Here, some of his favorite ma...

Delicious and Healthy School Meals Around the U.S. (PHOTOS)

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Schools across the country have been working hard to implement updated nutrition guidelines for school meals. There are challenges, but schools' efforts are paying off. If you don't think school meals can be healthy and appealing, take a look at these school lunches.

The Single Habit That Helps Me To Eat Healthy and Save Money

Gina Ryder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Gina Ryder

Every Sunday, I spend a few hours preparing fresh, healthy meals for the week ahead. This habit saves me time and money overall. If all of my lunches are made in one setting ahead of time, I don't have to rush to prepare food during the busy morning hours or foot the bill for ordering out.

My Daughter Was Teased Because Of Her 'Healthy' Lunch

Caron Gremont | Posted 11.13.2013 | Parents
Caron Gremont

As parents, we need to be aware of how we talk about food and what others are eating in front of our children. We need to model kindness and not judgment, whether it's about eating not enough vegetables or too many vegetables.

Healthy Lunch Ideas: Load Up With Healthy Lunches From The Healthy Lunch Challenge

Jennifer Tyler Lee | Posted 06.18.2013 | Taste
Jennifer Tyler Lee

Moms across the country shared their ideas for how to build a better lunchbox on a busy parent's schedule. It turns out there are a few simple food rules to follow.

10 Easy Swaps for Healthier Lunches

Laura Fuentes | Posted 05.29.2013 | Taste
Laura Fuentes

Assuming you have lots of school lunch ideas already, here are 10 easy swaps for healthier lunches and snacks. When in doubt, go back to basics and use fresh ingredients.

Healthy Spaghetti O's

Laura Fuentes | Posted 04.29.2013 | Taste
Laura Fuentes

In order to remedy the "mom, can we get Spaghetti O's for dinner?" question, I decided to make my own version.

School Lunch Project: Rainbow Fruit Skewers

Laura Fuentes | Posted 03.30.2013 | Taste
Laura Fuentes

When it comes to packing fresh fruit in our children's school lunch, the difficulty often lies in how to pack it so it stays fresh through the lunch hour and making sure it doesn't go to waste.

School Lunch Project: The Deli Box

Laura Fuentes | Posted 03.16.2013 | Home
Laura Fuentes

When parents ask me what I think makes a fun lunch; I tell them that kids love familiar foods divided into compartments, rainbows of color and variety. 2013-01-14-deliboxpull.jpg

The Cultural Conundrum: What Really Needs to Change to Promote Obesity Prevention Efforts

Deborah Lewison-Grant | Posted 02.19.2013 | Home
Deborah Lewison-Grant

Schools are powerful platforms for promoting healthier eating, food system reform and sustainability. Ignoring the health of employees puts a valuable asset at risk and misses a critical opportunity to activate school personnel as agents of change.

Fewer U.S. Students Buy Sodas, Sports Drinks Still A Problem

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2012 | Education

* Sodas in middle and high schools down more than 50 pct * Sugary sports drinks still widely available By Susan Heavey ...

35 Quick And Healthy Low-Calorie Lunches

Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living

By Laura Schwecherl By the time noon rolls around, it may seem too easy to head to nearest pizza joint. But hold up: We have 35 healthy lunches t...