U.S. dietary guidelines have long recommended that people steer clear of whole milk, and for decades, Americans have obeyed. Whole milk sales shrunk. Purchases of low-fat dairy climbed. It was banned from school lunch programs. “Replace whole milk and full-fat milk products with fat-free or low-fat choices,” says the the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the […]
Did you know that certain foods can actually make your kids smarter? They need to be alert throughout the school day and get the nutrition necessary to learn and grow during these pivotal years. Research has shown that what your child eats can have a direct effect on their grades, mood, and...
ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we were taken with a radio interview featuring Dr. James O'Connell, who spent his 30-year career making "house calls" to Boston's homeless population -- offering them medical...Show More Summary
Advocates are hoping a new school lunch law will include some modest additions to the national programs.
(PG-13: Language) Four young boys think of ways to get back at their school’s lunch lady. This graduation film by a group of Gobelins students deserves to be put on repeat. It’s funny, intense and brimming with character.
The New York Times recently ran an article called "Why Students Hate School Lunches" (9/26/15). While this headline draws attention, the piece unfortunately does not tell the full story. As former educators, we share the goal of all school leaders to set students up for success. Show More Summary
We all know there's a lot more than reading, writing and arithmetic that children learn in school. Until the national school lunch program was modified in 2010 nutrition hadn't been high on the list and now that is being threatened by efforts in Congress. Show More Summary
Someone at Cornell Law School stole a Ruth Bader Ginsburg lunch bag. Is there no limit to their depravity? Althouse is on the case.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Giving strong support for current school lunch nutrition standards and for keeping the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program only for fresh produce, Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., found a receptive audience at the United Fresh Washington Conference.
Email sent to everyone:"If you let my lunch bag go now that’ll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you, but if you don’t, I will look for you, I will find you and I will kill yell at you. To the low life who literally stole my lunch and dinner, please have the decency to at least return my WLC lunch bag to the kitchen. Show More Summary
School cafeterias—at least for the most part—are pretty damn grim affairs. But one French school in the wine-loving region of Burgundy is taking its school lunches to heretofore-unseen levels of dread and desolation.
When kids dig into their cafeteria lunches, they may be getting an unwanted side dish. A new study from Stanford University's Prevention Research Center has found that meals served at schools may contain unsafe amounts of bisphenol A...Show More Summary
Over at Wonkblog, Roberto Ferdman passes along some fascinating new research on the frustrating problem of getting kids to eat their vegetables in school lunches: It turns out there might be an ingenious solution hiding beneath everyone's...Show More Summary
By now many of you have likely read "Why Students Hate School Lunches," by Kate Murphy in this week's New York Times Sunday Review. Here's my one word reaction to the piece: GAH!!!! Allow me to elaborate. The overarching point of Murphy's...Show More Summary
School lunches will forever be tainted after the disturbing and hilarious Cooties (review #1, #2) arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD December 1st from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The Cooties home entertainment release includes an audio commentary with the cast and crew, two behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted and extended scenes, an […]
School started about a month ago and you may already be out healthy school lunch ideas. So here is a list to get you inspired to make lunches that your kids will love. Some of these you may even want to make for yourself! 1. Pita Pocket...Show More Summary
Five years ago, Congress passed a groundbreaking bipartisan bill that brought federally subsidized school breakfast, lunch and snack program requirements in line with the government's own dietary guidelines for the first time. Titled...Show More Summary
According to a Sky News report, the Conservative government could be harbouring plans to axe a scheme that sees free hot lunches provided for all infant school pupils.
Have you ever sat in a PTA meeting and broke out in a sweat as you guiltily recall that you sent your kid to school with a plain old sandwich and juice box while you listen to the woman next to you describe the beautiful lunch she packed for hers. Show More Summary