A picture is worth a thousand words. And the folks at sweetgreen know it. They posted pics of school lunches around the world. How do American school lunches compare?
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A recent study found that simply scheduling recess before lunch led school kids to eat 54 percent more vegetables? Here’s how parents can benefit from these findings.
Teaching kids about real food is so important. So some clever folks invented a compact, mobile edible education unit. Say “hello” to the Charlie Cart.
McDonald’s recently reassured investors during a conference call that it’s going to address its declining sales by boosting efforts to attract parents, teachers and school children despite national efforts to keep fast food away from children.
As parents, we want a better life for our kids. We want to raise healthy kids who don’t ever experience that 3 o’clock slump that as adults we often fight off with caffeine and sugar. We want our children to eat better and to like it.
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…
Sending your children off to a daycare with some healthy food may not be as simple as it sounds if your child’s daycare participates in the federal Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP). The program is making it difficult for parents to pack healthy lunches for kids because it hinders funding for the program, which daycare programs rely on.
Now that the school year is officially in full swing, do you need some school lunch ideas to spice up your kid’s lunch box? Here are some places to find school lunch inspiration!
Farm to school programs change kids’ lives positively. But that’s not all. Read this and get inspired to help grow the farm to school movement in your area.
This week’s food news will make you cringe and rejoice. New obesity research offers both hope and Western chagrin. Animal ag’s dark footprint puts salmonella on the spice rack, as well as on sandwiches. According to the CDC, we’ve got a bit of a mad cow problem around here — though obviously it’s actually a human problem; more specifically, it’s a wildly dysfunctional food-system problem that we could fix if we chose to do so. Don’t miss the yum or ignore the yuck: read on, for the week’s top news in food!
Vermont boldly goes where no state has gone before, and food industry moguls mobilize to resist transparency. The USDA gets something right, surprising local food enthusiasts everywhere; and Katie Couric’s new documentary cheeses off the food industry’s obesity profiteers. Meanwhile industrial ag causes problems for bees, food eaters, and the whole planet actually. What else is new in the world of food? Glad you asked!
Easter is coming up in just a few weeks. Are you dreading the sugary, GMO-packed candy? Try some of these healthier Easter treats for kids that you can make at home!
Should you be allowed to know how much mercury you’re eating? Or whether your food contains GMOs? Our legal and legislative bodies struggle to answer these food-industry-vexing questions. Meanwhile the USDA bats its eyelashes at Big Ag, and proposes new ways to make poultry packers happy via less regulation, increased food safety risks, and more hazardous conditions for workers. Speaking of foolishness — this time with a dash of hilarious irony — Jon Stewart invites Paul Ryan to eat his own ill-considered words, with which Ryan disdained free lunch programs for poor children. Find the week’s best and worst food news here!