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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...

Parent: School Cafeteria Palm Scanner 'Mark Of The Beast'

Posted 08.19.2012 | Education

Moss Bluff Elementary School in Louisiana is looking to streamline lunch payments by implementing a palm vein scanner program, but some parents aren't...

Tea Party Candidate Takes Harsh Stance On School Lunch

Kansas City Star | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

SEDALIA -- Missouri's two U.S. Senate candidates tangled Thursday over whether taxpayers should subsidize school lunches for more than 34 million stud...

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About School Lunch Regulations?

Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

School lunches have been a hotly contested subject for a long time. With more and more attention on childhood obesity, all eyes are on the nutritional...

Too Cool For School: 10 Lunch Boxes Kids Will Love

Posted 09.11.2012 | Taste

Sometimes lunch is about more than just the meal, especially when it comes to being a kid. The container you put your child's lunch in says a lot abou...

Elementary Students Forced To Eat On Floor Win $500,000 Settlement

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education

By Dave Warner Aug 14 (Reuters) - Seven students at a Camden, New Jersey, school forced to eat lunch on a gymnasium floor for two week...

A Bagged Lunch To Envy

Kitchen Daily | Posted 09.06.2012 | Taste

There's a lot of wheeling and dealing that goes on in the school cafeteria. Ham and cheese sandwiches are being traded for pretzels, and chocolate pud...

Do Junk Food Laws Actually Work To Fight Kids' Obesity?

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

CHICAGO -- Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study tha...

Is Your Child's Lunch Safe?

Kitchen Daily | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

Are you one of those parents that packs your child's lunch in the hopes of providing them a healthier option? Turns out, you might actually be putting...

PHOTOS: Dad's Awesome School Lunch Bag Art

Posted 08.09.2012 | Parents

Derek Benson may believe he's "just the embarrassing dad" -- but we disagree and have a feeling his kids do too. The video game developer sends his...

The Bento Box Lunch: 10 Ideas Kids Will Actually Want To Eat

Posted 09.12.2012 | Taste

We all know school cafeteria school lunch isn't something to look forward to, and mom's packed lunches aren't always the cat's meow, either. But imagi...

Florida School District To Ban Energy Drinks

Posted 07.25.2012 | Education

The Manatee County School Board in Florida has voted unanimously to ban energy drinks in the district’s schools, WFMY News 2 reports. Teachers s...

'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.

Conference Previews Healthier School Lunch Meals

Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

With new federal Department of Agriculture nutrition standards for school meals slated to take effect this month, thousands of school chefs, food serv...

The Lunch Box: A Cultural Icon

The New York Public Library | Posted 09.11.2012 | Home
The New York Public Library

I realize now that my lunch box was just as cool as the trendy tin it tried to emulate. Yes, the alphabet embossing was embarrassing. The bright, unmistakeable, golden color was hideous. But, looking at this vestige of my youth, all I feel is a loving sentimentality.

Black Children At Greater Risk for Health Problems Because Of Obesity - #NoMoreJunk

Monifa Bandele | Posted 09.08.2012 | Parents
Monifa Bandele

Parents and community members everywhere now have the opportunity to impact children's health through pushing the USDA to implement strong national guidelines for junk food.

Cranberry Industry Braces For School Lunch Changes

Posted 06.26.2012 | Education

The cranberry industry is bracing for impact, as new nutrition standards proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture threaten to affect the status ...

Jamie Oliver Has 'Lost Faith' In UK Government

Posted 06.21.2012 | Home

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has "lost faith" in the UK government when it comes to improving nutrition in schools. The revelation comes ami...

School Cafeteria Workers Win 'Right' To Eat Expired Food For Free

Posted 06.11.2012 | Education

You know that public school employee salaries are low when cafeteria workers fight for the right to eat expired food -- at their own risk. Unionize...

Schools Turning Their Noses Up At Pink Slime, Opting For Beef Without The Filler

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 08.04.2012 | Education

NEW YORK — The nation's school districts are turning up their noses at "pink slime," the beef product that caused a public uproar earlier this y...

No Holiday for Hunger

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We don't usually equate "summer vacation" and empty stomachs. Did you know child hunger and food insecurity often peak in the summer? An overwhelming majority of children who receive free meals at school aren't as lucky once school lets out.

Districts Look To Debt Collectors, Stricter Policies, For Unpaid Lunches

Posted 08.15.2012 | Education

Americans are likely hearing from debt collectors more in recent years than in the past, but a practice that may become even more common: debt collect...