Browsing the "School Lunches" Tag

The Benefits of Improving School Snacks

June 22nd, 2013 | by Heather Carr

In many schools, kids have access to snacks and beverages throughout the day from vending machines. Kids can also buy foods such as fries and cupcakes a la carte in the lunch line. But do kids really need fatty, sugary snacks available to them at all times?


USDA Awards Farm to School Grants

December 7th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

The USDA recently awarded the first group of farm to school grants. Totaling more than $4.5 million, the grants will help farmers get their produce into local schools


Why School Lunch Matters

September 17th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

School lunch matters. It seems obvious enough, but sometimes it helps to remind ourselves of the importance of school nutrition with some solid numbers.


Censorship Feeds 2000 Hungry Children for a Year

June 21st, 2012 | by Heather Carr

Nine-year-old Martha Payne blogs about her school lunch, posting photos and rating taste, health, mouthfuls, and number of hairs found in it. When a newspaper article about her blog had a negative headline, the local governing council told Martha she could no longer post photos of her school lunches. What followed was a kerfuffle that raised enough money to feed 2000 hungry children for a year


USDA Farm to School Grant Program

April 19th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

The USDA is accepting applications for Farm to School Grants. The USDA is expected to award $3.5 million to schools to plan and implement farm to school programs. The first deadline is May 18, so time is already running out


Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools

January 16th, 2012 | by Heather Carr

Michelle Obama's “Let's Move” program is putting salad bars in schools. Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools will put 6000 salad bars in schools across the U.S. by



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