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19 hours agoLifestyle / Parenting : Dooce

I could just tell her, you know what? Eat the school lunch. BUT THEN SHE WOULD NEVER EAT LUNCH.

Dad Accidentally Sics Internet On School That Shamed Him For His Daughter’s Unhealthy Bag Lunch

A substitute teacher sent a note home to a set of parents (one of whom is a doctor) that sent their child to school with a bag lunch the cafeteria deemed inappropriate. This is basically my nightmare. Dad wasn't horrified at all, though. Show More Summary

Charts: Dinner Is Now On The Menu At Schools With Poor Kids

Following up on Christine Armario's January 15 AP story about the growth of schools offering after-school meals as well as breakfast and lunch, here's a chart and file from the USDA showing which states are serving how many of these kinds of meals. Show More Summary

Kids will eat their veggies if they get recess first

Left to their own devices, most kids will choose to gobble down ice cream or chocolate rather than broccoli or brussels sprouts. So, at school lunch, they'll likely eat the yummiest items first and then drop the rest in the trash. But...Show More Summary

PUNCHING BACK TWICE AS HARD: Dad posts meddling note sent home by teacher over packed lunch. Mis…

PUNCHING BACK TWICE AS HARD: Dad posts meddling note sent home by teacher over packed lunch. Missing from the story: The name of the teacher. Name and shame the nannies. But at least the school superintendent, Damon Kizzire, is named. He’s apologized to the family.

Teacher sends father a curt note scolding and chastising him for his daughter’s ‘unhealthy’ pack lunch – unfortunately for the school, dad’s a doctor

The good doctor and his wife should be miffed and in my opinion, he should not have accepted their apology. The school has no right telling parents what to feed

Parenting pro tip: Kids will eat more veggies if you let them play first

A new study conducted in 7 schools tested whether having recess before lunch would increase fruit & veggies consumption.

The Supreme Court may soon disarm the single best weapon for desegregating U.S. housing

The civil rights movement knocked down voting restrictions, segregated lunch counters, employment discrimination and whites-only public schools. But housing has remained a far more elusive front for the last half-century. American communities are still deeply segregated by race today. Show More Summary

Ramen Manichi opens in Little Tokyo: black tonkotsu, gyoza, salaryman lunch

Sure, you can go to Torrance, Gardena or Sawtelle for excellent ramen, but there's something lovely and almost old school about slurping a bowl of the hot noodle soup in Little Tokyo. A thriving Japanese American community for well over 100 years, there have historically been plenty of...

More Than Half Of U.S. School Students Live In Poverty

A new report reveals that 51% of of school children qualify for free or reduced-price lunches, the highest number in at least 50 years. …according to the Southern Education Foundation, in 2013, more than half of the students attending public school lived in poverty. Those numbers are representative of the growing problem of child poverty [...]

Majority of U.S. public school students poor enough for lunch help: report

(Reuters) - The share of public school students who qualify for free or reduced lunch in the United States has grown to 51 percent, in an indication of growing poverty, according to a report released on Friday. The problem is most acute...Show More Summary

Majority of U.S. public school students poor enough for lunch help: report

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(Reuters) - The share of public school students who qualify for free or reduced lunch in the United States has grown to 51 percent, in an indication of growing poverty, according to a report released on Friday. The problem is most acute...Show More Summary

Majority of public school students live in or near poverty

Here's your crisis in American education: The Southern Education Foundation reports that 51 percent of students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade were eligible under the federal program for free and reduced-price lunches in the 2012-2013 school year. Show More Summary

Schools Are Expanding Their Free Lunch Programs To Include Dinner, Too

‘‘When kids are hungry, they don’t pay attention." The post Schools Are Expanding Their Free Lunch Programs To Include Dinner, Too appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The potentially significant flaw in how schools are serving lunch to kids

Schools appear to be serving lunch at the wrong time -- and that may be taking a toll on your child's nutrition. That's according to a new study, which concludes that convincing children to eat their greens could be as simple as scheduling lunchtime a little later in the day. The study, which was conducted at seven different schools […]

Back to school on lunches

Child nutrition programs will be a big issue this year, as Congress is tasked with reauthorizing them by the end of September.

AM News: Pushing Lunch Until After Recess (& Offering School Dinner, Too)

With lunch after recess, fruits and veggies consumption increases by 54 percent PBS NewsHour: The study sampled seven schools containing grades 1 to 6 in a Utah school district. Three of the schools switched to putting recess before lunch, while the remaining four schools kept their original schedule of lunch before recess. Show More Summary

Food-Safety Bills Start Popping up in State Legislatures

A Republican legislator in New Mexico wants to bail out the state’s school lunch program by using tax money to purchase $1.4 million in locally grown fruits and vegetables, which would then be provided to the schools without charge. State Rep. Jimmie C. Hall of Albuquerque, who is also executive director of the 4-H Development... Continue Reading

With lunch after recess, fruits and veggies consumption increases by 54 percent

According to a new study, schools that put recess before lunch saw a 54 percent increase of fruit and vegetable consumption in children. Continue reading ? The post With lunch after recess, fruits and veggies consumption increases by 54 percent appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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