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 2013.
Despite modest improvement in the economy, unemployment is staying steady. The continued lack of income for many families means that increasing numbers of children qualify for free and reduced-price school lunch.
It was a close call. Schoolchildren almost had access to more nutritious school lunches, but Congress put a stop to that.
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.
Ban the potato from school lunch? To hear some people talk, you might think that was about to happen.
Lunch Line takes a look at the National School Lunch Program. The documentary examines the past, current, and future of this program.
During the San Francisco Happy Meal dispute, McDonald’s VP of Nutrition and Menu Strategy Karen Wells claimed that “…our Happy Meals are frequently more balanced than either school lunches or meals served at home.” Ever since I read that, I’ve been wondering if it’s true. I’m finally going to compare numbers to find out.
Domino’s Pizza launched their Smart Slice School Lunch Program in response to concerns about school nutrition in the U.S. The aim is to provide schools with fresh-baked pizzas that are in line with the new school nutrition standards.
This morning, President Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law. This bill will improve the nutritional standards of the National School Lunch Program. The USDA will set minimum [ … ]
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act passed the House 264-157. Next step, the White House.
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act stalled in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Opponents of the bill added a requirement that child care workers submit to background checks. It seems [ … ]
The Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act (H.R. 5504) has been delayed. The House of Representatives was set to vote on it this week, before the House recessed on October 8, but they skipped out early.
On Thursday, the Senate unanimously passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (S. 3307). The act requires the Secretary of Agriculture to establish national nutrition standards that would apply to all [ … ]