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A Real Choice for Parents on Their Kids' Health

Maya Uppaluru | Posted 02.04.2012 | Education
Maya Uppaluru

The real enemy of a parent's right to choose what their children eat is the scarcity of healthy food options in many American schools and neighborhoods -- not government public health interventions.

Despite Congress Backtrack, Schools Move Ahead With Healthy Meals

| Sue Frey | Posted 01.29.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. A week after Congress backtracked on some key components of landmark school nutriti...

Does Capitalism Have to Promote Child Abuse?

Kerry Trueman | Posted 01.16.2012 | Food
Kerry Trueman

Republicans have torpedoed the USDA's attempts to reduce the amount of pizza, french fries and salt that our kids consume at school. Why? Because the frozen pizza companies, the salt industry and potato growers asked them to. Really. It's that simple.

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...

FDA Warns School Lunch Supplier For Unsafely Repackaging Moldy Applesauce

Posted 01.07.2012 | Education

Federal officials are investigating a school lunch supplier for repackaging applesauce containing potentially dangerous, multi-colored molds. Food ...

WATCH: Why Schools Are Serving Lunch At 9:30 A.M.

Posted 12.28.2011 | Education

Who hasn't had their share of cold pizza for breakfast? But for high school students across Florida, their 9:30 a.m. meal is no makeshift breakfast fr...

Food Court: Winners And Losers Of The Week

Food52 | Posted 12.10.2011 | Food

In which Shelly Peppel and Fran Brennan, the editors of Food52 News, pass judgement on the week's top food news.   • Winner: The man...

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 Wants Potatoes Out Of School Lunches

AP | By DAVID SHARP | Posted 11.26.2011 | Food

PORTLAND, Maine -- Sen. Susan Collins, who hails from Maine's potato country and picked potatoes as a girl, is working to restore some respect for the...

Contaminated School Lunch Kills 3, Poisons 94

AP | Posted 11.22.2011 | Food

LIMA, Peru -- Peru's Health Ministry says food donated for a nutrition program became contaminated with pesticide in an Andean hamlet and poisoned 89 ...

It's Cool to BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) to School

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 11.21.2011 | Parents
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

As parents, we know that good nutrition will help our children grow-up healthy, but what foods comprise a healthy meal? Here are some "good nutrition" guidelines for you to follow when your kids BYOL.

How To Deal With Food Allergies In The Cafeteria

Posted 11.08.2011 | Parents

Karen McEwan's school cafeteria has an "allergy table" with a "peanut free" sign on it. The Portland, Ore., kindergarten teacher reports that schoo...

Eating Better for a Successful Start to School: 5 Things You Should Know

Karen Latimer | Posted 10.29.2011 | Parents
Karen Latimer

For so many reasons, one of the best things you can do for your kids is to teach them a healthy relationship with food. They will follow your example.

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Rick Perry 'Full Of Contradictions' Say Texas Teachers | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Texas students and teachers went back to school Monday, 10 days after the man they cite as the cause of their schools' funding-related woes announced ...

$5 Lunch With Alice Waters? Here's What's On The Menu

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.18.2011 | San Francisco

Rumors of the events surrounding next week's 40th anniversary of legendary restaurant Chez Panisse have been spreading faster than rumors of a new pop...

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

AP | By STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 09.12.2011 | Food

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

Fewer L.A. Kids Get Subsidized Summer Meals, Budget Cuts To Blame | Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times | Posted 08.19.2011 | Education

Fewer than 1 in 5 of the children who relied on free or reduced-price lunches during the 2009-2010 school year in California received subsidized meals...

Lobbyists Protest Proposal To Limit Pizza, French Fries In Schools

Posted 08.11.2011 | Education

Food industry lobbyists are up in arms over the Agriculture Department's recently released standards for school nutrition, reports NPR. The standards ...

Chicago Public School Bans Home-Packed Lunches

Posted 06.11.2011 | Chicago

School lunches aren't what they used to be. At some city schools, ham and cheese sandwiches have been replaced with greasy pizza, burgers and french f...

Affluent Schools Sell Fancy School Lunches For Profit

The Bay Citizen | Posted 06.08.2011 | Education

Children spilled into the courtyard of Havens Elementary School in Piedmont one recent day as a cluster of mom-volunteers sorted through box lunches o...

Pollan on Pollen

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Annie Spiegelman

For me gardening is therapeutic, it's also the source of the freshest food I get to eat and it's also beautiful. To me it's more beautiful than a perennial border. The satisfaction for me is gustatory as well as aesthetic and therapeutic.

America's Best School Lunches

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
The Daily Meal

Ask a group of school kids about "mystery meat" and they may have no idea what you're talking about, not if they're on the feeding end of national a...

Unpaid Lunch Bills Spell Financial Burden For Nation's Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

With the recession bearing down on American families, the rates of unpaid school lunch bills have skyrocketed across the country. In public school ...

Happy Anniversary Let's Move! FoodCorps Recruiting First Class of Service Members

Debra Eschmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Debra Eschmeyer

This week, FoodCorps, a brand new and much anticipated national service organization, opens applications for its first class of service members.