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School Snacks

Good News: In New School Snack Rules, USDA Rejects a 'Nutritionism' Approach

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bettina Elias Siegel

Of course, the food industry isn't going to just walk away from the lucrative school snack market, but given that rigorous standard, it seems to me that any processed foods still sold in schools after 2016 should no longer fall into the empty-calorie, "better for you" junk food category.

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars

Laura Fuentes | Posted 06.29.2013 | Taste
Laura Fuentes

Consider this recipe for chewy oatmeal raisin granola bars your new secret weapon.

Talking Turkey on Junk Food in Schools

Monifa Bandele | Posted 01.22.2013 | Parents
Monifa Bandele

Lots of thought and effort go into the meals we serve at home and on holidays. And, there is an equally serious and intense conversation happening right now about the profound impact that school foods have on the health of our children.

Report: Healthy Snacks Offered In Small Minority Of U.S. High Schools Despite Lunch Overhaul

Posted 11.02.2012 | Education

While the new nutritional guidelines imposed by the USDA this fall require a wider selection of fruits and vegetables in school meals, the same cannot...

Citing Health Concerns, Messiness, N.M. Teacher Moves To Ban Flamin' Hot Cheetos

Posted 10.15.2012 | Education

A health teacher at Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School in New Mexico is moving to ban Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, claiming the trendy snack food represents a ...

Quick And Creative After-School Snacks

Bon Appetit | Posted 12.15.2012 | Taste
Bon Appetit

Snacking is a high-pressure affair for kids and parents alike. With the kids badgering you for food, it's easy to get stumped or reach for prepackaged solutions.

School Rules = Lower Obesity

Claire Moshenberg | Posted 10.31.2012 | Parents
Claire Moshenberg

What makes it more likely that an overweight or obese 5th grader won't remain obese by the 8th grade? Location, location, location!

Junk Foods Widely Available At Elementary Schools, Study Shows

AP | By LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education

CHICAGO -- Junk food remains plentiful at the nation's elementary schools despite widespread efforts to curb childhood obesity, a new study suggests. ...