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6 Of Largest U.S. School Districts Switching To Antibiotic-Free Chicken

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Six of the largest U.S. school districts are switching to antibiotic-free chicken, official...

Good News, Parents: School Lunches Just Got A Lot More Appealing

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 12.01.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Parents, take note: The lunches you pack for your children may not be as nutritious as you think. Dr. Sarah Misyak, a postdoctoral scholar at the ...

School Disputes Claim It Told Boy On Free Lunch Plan, 'Guess What? You Can't Have A Lunch'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact

Parents of a 7-year-old Washington boy are questioning why their son was told he couldn't be served lunch last month at school, as district officials ...

A Prescription for a Plant-Based Diet Can Help Reverse Diabetes

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

As worrisome as the new statistics are, the solutions to the diabetes epidemic are at hand. With a plant-based diet, we could help tackle the disease once and for all.

Alexandra Svokos

The Sneaky Way To Get Kids To Eat Healthy School Lunches

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 10.16.2014 | Parents

Offering healthy foods in the school lunchroom is just a first step. How to get kids to actually choose the better options and eat them is where profe...

Does Rep. Poe Want to Undermine the Financial Stability of School Meal Programs?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Huehnergarth

Trying to fund school activities or charities at the expense of children's health is unconscionable. I can only hope that Congress realizes that the BAKE SALE Act will not only damage the health of our children but the financial health of the very school lunch programs we've worked hard to improve.

Whole Wheat-ifying School Lunch: Could It Work?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

A donut made with whole-wheat flour is just slightly healthier that the refined wheat one, but that doesn't make it into a healthy food, and the whole wheat-ification might confuse us into forgetting it's a food to consume rarely.

What Proust Has To Do With Our Nostalgia For School Lunch

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.09.2014 | Taste

Our sense of smell has the most immediate connection to our memories.

I Wrote Lunchbox Notes To My Daughter For A Year. Here's What I Learned.

Beau Coffron | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

Each Monday this past year I took a few extra minutes and put a special note in my daughter's lunch. She not only read every one, but she even kept a ...

Why Multitasking Is The Key To Parental Survival

Beau Coffron | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

Don't those pictures drive you nuts? You know the ones. You see them in the movies, on social media, in advertisements: Photographs of families who seem perfectly put together, never a hair out of place.But those of us in the trenches know what parenting looks like in reality. You're running around getting the kids ready for school in the morning. You're lucky if you can change out of your pajamas before dropping your son off at 2nd grade and taking your two younger ones to swim lessons. Coffee is a food group, and your one magical wish is that the sink full of dirty dishes will somehow disappear by the time you get home.

Michelle Obama Fights GOP On School Lunch Rules

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet. She's...

Michelle Obama Pledges To 'Fight Until The Bitter End' For Lunch Standards

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama on Thursday turned her annual garden harvest into a showcase for healthier school lunch standards and pledged to "f...

Cafeteria Worker Throws Out Student's Lunch Because He Owes 26 Cents

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.12.2014 | Parents

A father is outraged after a cafeteria worker threw out his son's lunch. The school district has since apologized for the incident. According to ...

House Should Drop School Meal Waivers From Agriculture Spending Bill

Bob Greenstein | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

These waivers could do away with the new standards in vast numbers of school districts across the country. Many districts could qualify for a waiver simply by no longer reporting in their school food budget the district contributions that help support the food programs.

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?

Let's Not Give up on Our Kids!

Karen Showalter | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents
Karen Showalter

This means kids in schools should have the opportunity to make healthy food choices. They should not be faced with a wall of high-fat, high-sodium junk every. Single. Day.

New Bill Would Allow Schools To Get Out Of Serving Healthy Lunches

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are proposing to let some schools opt out of healthier school lunch and breakfast programs if they are losing mo...

School Official Shames Teen, Throws Lunch In Trash. Mom Saves The Day

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.13.2014 | Impact

What happened to Dominic Gant in the lunchroom of his Dowagiac, Mich., high school was unacceptable, if you ask his mother. Gant's lunch was taken ...

School District Dumps Federal Lunch Program Because It Wants To Keep Its Pizza

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 05.09.2014 | Taste

The board of a suburban Chicago school district voted unanimously on Thursday to drop out of the National School Lunch Program because it claims being...

What Your Average School Lunch Looks Like

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

The health of our youth seems to be getting worse and worse.

The Seed Experiment

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The case for providing the basics for all children in America is hard to refute. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 2.2 million children were lifted out of poverty by SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, in 2012. Yet right now we are fast approaching a critical time for hungry children: summer vacation.

The Sweet Precedent of Flavored Milk

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel J. Schultz

Students expect these products because we currently make it socially acceptable to consume them. Children learn our cultural norms and preferences, and currently we are telling them that food has to be overwhelmingly sweet, setting them up for a lifelong preference which could negatively impact their future health.

Lunch 4 Learning NYC

Alison Cayne | Posted 06.07.2014 | Home
Alison Cayne

Universal free and healthy lunch will eliminate the poverty stigma, helping kids to opt for the school lunch rather than foregoing the meal entirely or eating processed unhealthy snack foods as they do now.

The Best School Lunches in America

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.01.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Thank goodness somebody realized how backwards it was to serve such unappealing, nutritionally lacking lunches. In the past decade, enormous changes have been made nationwide in the ways learning institutions feed our offspring.

Lunches That Pack in 5 Minutes (or Less)

Food52 | Posted 05.16.2014 | Taste
Food52

A shaved vegetable salad -- it holds up well, even on the second day. Try sturdy vegetables like fennel, celery, and radishes, then toss them with herbs and dressing. Then add a protein, like tinned fish.