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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.

Schools Meddle in Parents' Home-Packed Lunches: Why I'm Not Offended

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 01.27.2014 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

Let me say up front that if my own kids' home-packed lunches were inspected by a school or government official, I'd be quite ticked off. But at the same time, these sorts of incidents just don't fill me with the horror or outrage that so many have expressed in the blogosphere.

Tell Congress to Mix It Up

Maureen Costello | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Maureen Costello

Here's what we've learned after 12 years of doing Mix: When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and mis-perceptions can fall away. That sounds like a good goal for all of us, including our elected representatives.

Best Healthy Lunch Box Snack Recipes

Stacie Billis | Posted 11.27.2013 | Taste
Stacie Billis

These snacks are three healthy lunch box goodies that get my kids jazzed about lunch time.

GROSS: Plastic Found In Recalled School Lunch Meat

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business

More than 58,000 pounds of beef intended for school lunches is being recalled after the U.S. Department of Agriculture discovered the meat may contain...

The Sad State Of School Lunch In The U.S. (PHOTOS)

| Posted 09.18.2013 | Teen

If you'd like to lose your appetite, take a look at this gallery of cafeteria lunches submitted by random high school students from across the country...

Simple Strategies to Ease Lunch Packing Pain

Jennifer Tyler Lee | Posted 11.17.2013 | Taste
Jennifer Tyler Lee

It's a mere few weeks into the school year and I'm already dreading lunch. What's more stressful is a tossup: the caffeine-enhanced frenzy of packing lunches at the crack of dawn or the frustration of opening my daughter's lunchbox at the end of a long school day to find it completely untouched.

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.

Easy, Protein-Packed School Lunch Recipes

Stacie Billis | Posted 11.10.2013 | Taste
Stacie Billis

When you make either recipe, be sure to whip up a double batch: I guarantee you'll want these for your lunch, too!

What's The Best Classic Lunch Box Sandwich?

The Huffington Post | Nile Cappello | Posted 10.01.2013 | Taste

A deathmatch in food nostalgia.

17 Parents Who Will SCHOOL Back-To-School Season

Posted 09.06.2013 | Parents

1. The mom who tackles morning chaos with illustrated diagrams. 2. The dad who makes a perfect ponytail ... with a vacuum. 3. The...

School Lunches Kids Love -- and Hate

Bon Appetit | Posted 08.28.2013 | Taste
Bon Appetit

Back to school!

Life Lessons We Learned From The First Day of School

Posted 08.28.2013 | OWN

Columnist Leigh Newman looks back on the dos and don’ts of that horrible, wonderful first day back in the classroom -- and how they apply to us toda...

Back-to-School Lunch Ideas

Stacie Billis | Posted 10.23.2013 | Taste
Stacie Billis

Ditch the sandwich bread.

Nutritionists Reveal What's Really In Their Kids' Lunch Boxes

Katherine Brooking | Posted 10.10.2013 | Parents
Katherine Brooking

Yes, it's that time of year again. The summer is still in full bloom, but the school season is just around the corner. Here, six nutritionist moms reveal what they pack in their kids' lunch boxes.

19 Children Die After Eating School Lunch In India

AP | Posted 09.15.2013 | World

PATNA, India — Nineteen children have died and more are sick after eating free meals at a primary school in eastern India. Bihar state official...

Vermicomposting: "Lowly" Worms and School Lunch

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

My students often remark on a 'weird' smell that comes from our vermicomposting bin in the classroom. A slightly "earthy" smell is produced as the worms break down fruits, vegetables, and starches into fertilizer that contains readily available phosphorous.

Parents Outraged That Kids Were Denied School Lunch

AP | Posted 06.04.2013 | Parents

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — As many as 25 students at a Massachusetts school were denied lunch this week – with at least some forced to dump their ...

Two Moms Turn A Green Idea Into Millions

Posted 04.08.2013 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Bill Would Expand Free School Lunch To Weekends, Holidays

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Low-income children could get free lunches on weekends and holidays instead of only on school days under a bill introduced this week by ...

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.

Are Kids Going to Eat Less Junk at School?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The days of snacking on candy, soda and chips in schools may soon be over. Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new proposed standards for snacks sold at schools.

2 Things Japanese School Kids Are Learning at Lunch

Charity Curley Mathews | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Charity Curley Mathews

What if the lunch room was one less place for kids to feel isolated? Could this very same space create common ground? If everyone ate the same food, the playing field would be leveled.

Change My Mind: Should the Government be Feeding Your Kids Lunch?

Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

Most kids are picky about what they eat, at any age. Even before they can speak they can make facial expressions that indicate, in no uncertain terms,...

The 4 Biggest Food Stories of the Year (And What They Taught Us)

Andy Bellatti | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

Last year, I wrapped up the year in food and nutrition stories with a detailed chronological summary. This time, I want to highlight four of the year's most significant events in the realm of food, food politics, and nutrition -- and the lessons they imparted.