As summer comes to an end, school is just around the corner for children across the United States. For children enrolled in state schools, this typically means the return of unhealthy lunches that are best described as fast food: hamburgers, chicken nuggets, fried snacks, and sugary soft drinks. Yet school lunch programs can play a key role in reinforcing healthy eating behaviors by integrating such measures as school gardens, nutrition education, locally sourced organic food, and efforts that affirm the value of mealtimes.
A Florida first-grader with an extreme, life-threatening peanut allergy is at the center of a controversy over whether schools should take measures to accommodate children with allergies or if those children should be homeschooled.
© Emilia Stasiak | Dreamstime.com A while back, I pondered the mystery of why mice won’t eat the outer shell of a peanut M&M. Perhaps mice know something we don’t? [ … ]