Browsing the "school lunches" Tag

Show Your Kids’ Lunch Ladies the Love

September 29th, 2014 | by Mary Gerush

Children's book author Jarrett Krosoczka's lunch lady inspired him to write his Lunch Lady graphic novel series. Lunch ladies are heroes. Here's why


Top News from the Food Front: Water Woes, Meat Recall Mayhem, & Powerful Plants

February 15th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

Don't drink the water, and don't eat the beef. Don't go to Chick-fil-A, but DO give 'em a high-five for their recent move against antibiotic resistance. New research links food prices to diabetes risk for low-income consumers, Idaho strives towards ag-gag ugliness, and farmers sue each other over genetic contamination. Meanwhile, genies with name-tags reading 'GMO awareness' and 'plant-based health' escape irretrievably from bottles. Read all about it: get your weekly food news fix here!


USDA Releases School Snack Nutrition Standards

June 28th, 2013 | by Heather Carr

After much anticipation, the USDA released the new “Smart Snacks in School” nutrition standards. These standards aim to improve the nutritional value of snacks offered by the schools


Pink Slime: It’s What’s for Dinner

March 9th, 2012 | by Jessi Stafford

ABC News posted a story this week about an additive in ground beef called ‘pink slime,’ as originally reported in The Daily and then Huffington Post. The scandal is that pink slime, or ammoniated beef trimmings, is wildly prevalent in school cafeterias.


Two Angry Moms (Film)

January 16th, 2012 | by SnagFilms

When someone discusses a healthy or hearty meal it is rarely in reference to a school lunch. This may be because French fries, ice cream sandwiches, and pizza day dominate the thinking of many school children when it comes to their cafeterias. In other words, middle school students may find fresh fruits, vegetables, and salads as foreign as the languages they have just begun to study. Clearly, our country’s cafeterias have nutritional problems; however, many parents turn away from these problems and let their children consume the fried and fatty “food” that pervades dinning halls across our nation


Free School Lunch Improves Children’s Health

November 14th, 2011 | by Heather Carr

A new study published in the Journal of Econometrics shows that free school lunch improves children's health. Measured were rates of food insecurity, poor general health, and obesity


School Lunches: In Defense of Crap

June 11th, 2011 | by Joe Mohr

The GOP is looking to defund large parts of the school lunch program, Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign, and the new FTC guidelines that limit marketing junk food to kids



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