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.
There’s even more evidence about the benefits of participating in a family meal, especially for children.
Last week the American Academy of Pediatrics released a report addressing relative benefits of organic versus conventionally grown food, for children. Various media outlets reported conflicting conclusions: some cited the AAP report as recommending organics for kids, and other sources cited the same report in asserting that organic food offers no benefits to pediatric health. So which is it? And why the conflicting reports?
The House Committee on Education and Labor just passed a Child Nutrition Bill. The bill definitely makes some progress, but is it enough? School nutrition is a topic that we [ … ]