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School Cafeteria Food

What School Lunches Look Like Around The World

The Daily Meal | Posted 02.11.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Whatever your memories of high school, your lunches may stick out like a sore thumb.

Lunch Monitor: Helping Your Child Eat Better in School

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 12.04.2013 | Taste
Marcus Samuelsson

Packing lunches and going over menus is a great way to make small changes in the way your kids eat. You can also go a step farther and help change school cafeteria menus. Most schools lack the funds to makeover their kitchens, but parents can help. How can you make a difference?

'Historic' Alliance Could Improve This Kid's Lunch

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 03.19.2013 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Unified is joining with other large U.S. school districts in a "historic" alliance designed to drive food costs down and quality up as par...

Report: Healthy Snacks Offered In Small Minority Of U.S. High Schools Despite Lunch Overhaul

Posted 11.02.2012 | Education

While the new nutritional guidelines imposed by the USDA this fall require a wider selection of fruits and vegetables in school meals, the same cannot...

Transformation of Minds, Not Just Palates

Carolyn Cohen | Posted 10.26.2012 | Green
Carolyn Cohen

For those who heralded the new healthy eating regulations in schools, it may come as a shock to read about the reactions of students around the country. But our society is geared toward the overeating of mass-produced, nutritionally bankrupt food.

'Food Can Empower Children. Food Can Inspire Change.'

Marc Vetri | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home
Marc Vetri

Food can empower children. Food can inspire change. Food can create community. Food and family are the keys to a simpler healthier world.

Beyond Pink Slime

Andy Bellatti | Posted 05.13.2012 | Home
Andy Bellatti

"Pink slime," also known as mechanically-separated meat is the food scandal du jour, and one of many symptoms of a broken food system.

Jason Linkins

How To Turn Pizza Into A Vegetable

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday, Congress decided that pizza is a vegetable. I have to imagine that this news instilled confusion in many Americans, as many Americans are: familiar with pizza; familiar with vegetables; and sane. But, according to the geniuses in Washington, pizza is a vegetable for the purposes of determining what goes into public school lunches by virtue of the fact that pizza traditionally includes a schmear of tomato paste. And if you're wondering how it came to pass that Congress arrived at the conclusion that pizza could count as a serving of vegetables for this reason, wonder no more! Congress was guided along this path by lobbyists. And lobbyists can do all sorts of things, by magic!

Congress Fights To Save School Pizza And Fries

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Who needs leafy greens and carrots when pizza and french fries will do? In an effort many 9-year-olds will cheer, Congress wants pizza ...

Congress Pushes Back On Healthier School Lunches

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 01.14.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — Congress is unraveling the Obama administration's attempt to make school lunches healthier, pushing back against Agriculture Depart...

Mysterious Blogger Who Exposed Bad School Lunches Revealed

Posted 12.05.2011 | Education

It all started one day at the beginning of last year when she forgot to pack her lunch. Mrs. Q -- a pseudonym that this elementary school teacher u...

USDA Says Farm-To-School Programs Are 'Snowballing' Across Country

AP | By STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 09.12.2011 | Home

MINNEAPOLIS -- The popularity of farm-to-school programs that put locally grown food on cafeteria trays has exploded in recent years – so much s...

Boston Schools Serving Up Expired Food From 2009?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Boston City Councilor John Connolly chose four random public schools in the city for a surprise cafeteria inspection. What he found horrified Boston r...

Note to Parents: Get Pissed!

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Annie Spiegelman

At Marin Academy, a high school in San Rafael, California, the county's private school kids were eating what we all should be eating: organic, locally grown, whole foods with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in their school lunches.

7 Reasons Why Congress Should Pass Child Nutrition Now

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael F. Jacobson

Child nutrition may not have the political cachet of some of the big ticket items on Congress' plate, but here are seven reasons why this bill should be a top priority for congressional action.