Browsing the "school lunch" Tag

Top News from the Food Front: Salmonella Spice Rack, Soda Ban, OMG BSE

June 7th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

This week's food news will make you cringe and rejoice. New obesity research offers both hope and Western chagrin. Animal ag's dark footprint puts salmonella on the spice rack, as well as on sandwiches. According to the CDC, we've got a bit of a mad cow problem around here -- though obviously it's actually a human problem; more specifically, it's a wildly dysfunctional food-system problem that we could fix if we chose to do so. Don't miss the yum or ignore the yuck: read on, for the week's top news in food!


Top News from the Food Front: GMO Labeling Boom, Food Stamp Win, USDA Fail

March 15th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

Should you be allowed to know how much mercury you're eating? Or whether your food contains GMOs? Our legal and legislative bodies struggle to answer these food-industry-vexing questions. Meanwhile the USDA bats its eyelashes at Big Ag, and proposes new ways to make poultry packers happy via less regulation, increased food safety risks, and more hazardous conditions for workers. Speaking of foolishness -- this time with a dash of hilarious irony -- Jon Stewart invites Paul Ryan to eat his own ill-considered words, with which Ryan disdained free lunch programs for poor children. Find the week's best and worst food news here!


Top News from the Food Front: School Lunch Soulsuckers, Animal-Ag Absurdities, & GMO Vetos

March 8th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

Is your 'Chef's Special' dinner protected by copyright law? Do you know what potentially problematic chemistry your yoga mat and your bread (plus about 500 other grocery items in your pantry) might have in common? Consumers increasingly turn away from genetically modified food: does the food industry give a flip? Does the FDA? For all this food news and more -- including a long list of factory-farm foolishness to boggle the noodles of non-sociopathic food fans --- read on!


Snow Days are Hungry Days for Many Students

February 12th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

Snow days are fun, aren't they? You get to play in the powdery white with your kids before heading back in for soup and maybe even some hot cocoa for a snow day treat. For students who rely on the school lunch program, though, snow days mean going hungry


Top News from the Food Front: 10 Stories Savvy Foodies Need to See!

February 1st, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

Should a man lose his home for the crime of growing food? Are Monsanto shareholders joining the GMO labeling fight? Just how comfortable are we with kids going hungry? Is Walmart the real victim of recent food stamp cuts? Have we, in fact, lost our minds as a society? Read on, for answers to some of these questions and mounting evidence regarding others. Get your weekly food news update here!


Top News from the Food Front: Righteous Research, Processed Poison, AgriBiz Aggro, and a Vegetarian Ruckus

November 16th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton

This week's top stories bring some nifty research to the table: meat and diabetes, school lunches and student health, Alzheimer's and herbs! The FDA tries some more baby steps towards regulating dangerous stuff in our food -- what a neat idea! -- and processed foods reach a new low, sending children to the emergency room. GMO apples that resist turning brown won't save the world; but they're the hot new biotech item, and the USDA seeks public comment about it. Also, cattle ranchers hate Joan Jett -- read on to find out why!


Top News From the Food Front: New EDB Series Starts Now!

October 19th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton

Each week brings more food news to our browsers than we can shake a fork at -- but our readers are continually hungry for knowledge about what they're putting on their plates, and in their bodies. Here at EDB we often cover GMO labeling, food marketing, ag-gag legislation, and other current events in depth; but the food news river flows wide and fast. To keep up with that current, read on!


Vegetarian School Lunch Program Pays Off: Better Attention, Better Test Scores, Less Obesity

October 18th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton

One NYC school implemented an all-vegetarian school lunch menu this year, and already school administrators report positive results. Since shifting towards a healthier lunch program, the school says its students demonstrate better attention and test scores -- plus a small but promising decline in obesity rates. Happy National School Lunch Week, veggie-style!


11-Year-Old Makes School Lunch Documentary

June 19th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

We're big fans of school lunch reform around here, so I couldn't resist sharing this trailer that I ran across! Fourth grader Zachary Maxwell used hidden cameras to document the underbelly of his school's lunch program and used the footage to create a documentary about it. Here's the trailer



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