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School Stops Serving Lunch To Punish Students For Food Fight

Posted 11.06.2012 | Education

Detroit's McLeod Bethune Elementary-Middle School decided to stop serving lunch to sixth through eighth graders for a week after a food fight broke ou...

Missouri School, Students Tout Nutritious Lunch Program

St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. | Alonzo Weston | Posted 12.31.2012 | Education

DEARBORN, Mo. -- The North Platte County R-I school district lunch room could be mistaken for any restaurant buffet. There's an all-you-can-eat, one-...

Compassion and Creativity in School Lunch Reform

Zenobia Barlow | Posted 12.25.2012 | Education
Zenobia Barlow

California schools serve nearly 900 million meals a year. When our schools offer California children healthy food grown in California, we help them to learn and grow. At the same time, we help to revitalize our state's economy, reactivate regional food systems and create living wage jobs.

We Are Hungry, Too: The Fuss About Healthy School Food

Mike Curtin | Posted 12.17.2012 | DC
Mike Curtin

Giving children equitable access to good food and the tools to lead healthy lives isn't a threat to their freedom. But condemning them to obesity and disease at an early age truly is.

School Lunches: Yet Another Diet Mishap?

Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE

Please, America: Throw away the scales and stop focusing only on calories. Yes, calories are of extreme importance for weight management. But they are only of equal, or perhaps even lesser, significance than food quality.

My Sneaky Solution to the School Lunch Food Fight

Missy Chase Lapine | Posted 12.10.2012 | Parents
Missy Chase Lapine

Recently, we parents have been informed that our kids have done nothing but struggle every day of the new school year. Surprisingly, the struggle is occurring outside the classroom: It's taking place in the cafeteria, over the revamped, healthier school lunch.

Dear Lunch Ladies, Thank You. Sincerely, The Parents.

Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D. | Posted 12.09.2012 | Parents
Marlene Schwartz, Ph.D.

Change is hard, but if all of us who care about student nutrition in school work together, we'll get there.

Updating School Food, and Why Kids Aren't Lovin' It!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We want our kids to eat well because we want them to be healthy, and we want them to be healthy because we love them. They need to know that -- and that job resides with families, not government. They need to know that they can wind up loving foods that love them back.

Lunch Lady Ordered To Make Less Delicious Food

Posted 10.10.2012 | Food

Annika Eriksson, a school lunch lady in Falun, Sweden, has been told to dumb down her food a bit. Well-loved for baking fresh bread every day and offe...

Entrepreneurs, Pissed-Off Parents and the New Standards: An Opportunity for a School Food Revolution

Kathleen Rogers | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education
Kathleen Rogers

Over 50 million kids headed back to school in the United States this year with the promise of a healthier lunch menu, thanks to the "Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act."

Eat Like a Linebacker: Get Fat Like an Ex-Linebacker

Dina R. Rose | Posted 12.02.2012 | Parents
Dina R. Rose

We shouldn't be surprised that when we spend the first years of our kids' lives telling them to eat more that they have to spend the rest of their lives figuring out how to eat less.

A Wealthy Student Is a Healthy Student

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

Providing nutrition education and an understanding about proper nutrition is the only way to change what is becoming a self-inflicted and historic crisis for Americans.

Healthier School Meals Despite Agribiz Lobbying

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Back to school can be a time of adjustment. Just as students might need time to adjust to new teachers and subjects, the school lunch program might need time before it is fully accepted by students or financially successful.

WATCH: Students Slam Michelle Obama's Low-Calorie School Lunches

Posted 10.02.2012 | Black Voices

Michelle Obama's childhood obesity initiative has been the subject of conservative criticism for some time, and now there's another group joining in o...

Do You Know What's in Your Kid's School Lunch?

Ben Greenfield | Posted 11.25.2012 | Parents
Ben Greenfield

When I was growing up, Lunchables were the best thing ever. At first glance, they appears hip, convenient, healthy and -- as clearly noted on the box -- full of fantastic added nutrition. Now that I'm a father to 4-year-old twins, I decided to inspect their packaging more closely.

Military Leaders: School Lunches, Vending Machines Threat To U.S. Fighting Force

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2012 | Education

* Obesity a top reason young adults can't join military -experts * Report: U.S. school kids eat 400 billion excess calories a year ...

School Meals Get a Makeover

Jeremy Everett | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeremy Everett

These and other changes are part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. I applaud the federal government for taking this important step that allows schools to create and reinforce healthy eating habits.

GOP Bill Moves To Repeal USDA Calorie Limits On School Lunches

Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

As the new school year begins, fresh school lunch regulations are in effect to encourage healthy eating. But not everyone's pleased. While students fr...

Leaner, Greener School Lunches Get Strained Reviews From Students

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

ROTTERDAM, N.Y. -- One student complains because his cafeteria no longer serves chicken nuggets. Another gripes that her school lunch just isn't filli...

LOOK: A Creative Way To Get Your Kid To Eat Lunch

Posted 09.13.2012 | Parents

Stumped by your son or daughter's refusal to eat lunch at school? You may be 15 minutes -- and a couple of pens and markers -- away from a solution. ...

The Best And Worst Juice Box Flavors

Posted 09.07.2012 | Taste

It's time to start packing school lunches again. We know, you're so excited. Though the thought of juice boxes doesn't exactly get us into a frenzy ei...

Back to School Nutrition

Kathy Kaehler | Posted 11.04.2012 | Parents
Kathy Kaehler

Stop playing the blame game and get to work -- at home and at your child's school.

'Food Hubs' Bring Local Farming Products Into Schools

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 09.03.2012 | Education

FRESNO, Calif. -- The school district in Turlock, surrounded by fields and orchards in one of the nation's richest agricultural regions, used to get m...

What Students Will Be Eating Under New Lunch Guidelines

Posted 10.20.2012 | Education

New U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for school lunches are taking effect this fall, as part of a healthy school lunch initiative put forth i...

Schools Using Cutting-Edge Market Research To Get Kids To Eat Healthy

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 10.20.2012 | Education

DENVER -- There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy opt...