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Snow Days are Hungry Days for Many Students

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.

February 12th

Is Organic Food Better For Kids?

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?

October 30th

Is the New Child Nutrition Bill Strong Enough?

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 care a lot about. Kids who learn about healthy eating now are more likely to grow into healthy adults. Beyond fighting childhood obesity, healthy food […]

July 16th