Last week I served lunch at my son’s school. It was a hoot, really, serving an entire K-8 school lunch. Dishing out lasagna, broccoli, pizza, and grilled cheese provided all sorts of insight into what lunch is like in 2013. My son didn’t choose exactly as I’d predict (see below). When a 33-year prospective study published recently which [...]
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MasterChef Season Four has gone for bigger challenges like providing healthy lunch for 300 school children. That's probably a smart play since, even with a former NFL football player among the... Read Full Post
Packing school lunches can get repetitive. To help parents generate new ideas and add a little spice to their child’s brown bag, Familius has created an app called 52 School Lunches. The cookbook app includes 52 different ways to “make lunch special.” It includes recipe suggestions with bright photos, ingredient lists and directions on making meals. Show More Summary
Chagrin Falls Students to Enjoy Healthier Lunches in 2013-2014 School Year T. C. Gurney Elementary School selected as first school in Ohio to partner with Life Time Foundation to eliminate unnatural ingredients in the school lunch menu CHANHASSEN, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As school let out for the summer at T.C. Show More Summary
Johnny Cook is not just a Georgia bus driver but a father. It was perhaps the later status that led Cook to voice a concern on Facebook over children who were going hungry at Haralson County Schools. He posted a comment on Facebook after learning that a sixth-grade student was denied lunch because he was […]
Dole Food Company Partners with Stop & Shop to Donate Salad Bars to Piscataway Township Local Company Partners with World's Largest Producer of Fruits and Vegetables to Complement School Lunch Options for Piscataway Township Students PISCATAWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Dole Food Company and Stop & Shop were joined by Teresa M. Show More Summary
AZ and Questlove would’ve made a terrible tandem to deal with at any high school lunch table. The two artists appeared on Sway In The Morning to promote their new [...]
There's a federal program called Title 1 that's supposed to give support to kids who need it. Specifically, this is governed by how many kids in a given school are entitled to free lunch due to family income. I don't recall exactly how...Show More Summary
Johnny Cook has been driving for Haralson County Middle School in suburban Atlanta for years. But no longer. Cook was fired for making the following...
Bus driver Johnny Cook believed he was doing the right thing when he took to his personal Facebook page to recount the story of a middle school student who approached him to complain about having to go without lunch because he was 40 cents short on his pre-paid cafeteria account. Read more...
You can choose your friends, your outfit for school and what you're going to have for lunch -- but you can't choose "twin life," as...
Johnny Cook reported on Facebook that his Georgia school district refused to feed a student who couldn't afford a school lunch.
Bento isn't just for school lunches. Now that summer is here, make bento for your little chefs and include some of these adorable sausage octopus. Aren't they sweet?
In a time when one third of children and adolescents are overweight and obese and big solutions are critically needed, it is America's corporations, schools, organizations, and even the individual lunch ladies who are rising and rallying for change.
Just yesterday we were talking about how the end of the school year doesn't necessarily mean the end of packing lunches! Summer brings so many opportunities to tote along a "real food" picnic, and today I have the perfect resource to help you with just that. Show More Summary
There's no such thing as a free lunch. As it turns out, there's no such thing as the freedom to complain about the lack of free lunches either. Meet Johnny Cook, a bus driver for the Haralson County Middle School in Tallapoosa, Georgia, approximately 60 miles west of Atlanta. Show More Summary
Dole Food Company Partners with Giant Food Stores to Donate Salad Bars to Parkland School District Local Company Partners with World's Largest Producer of Fruits and Vegetables to Complement School Lunch Options for Parkland School District...Show More Summary
The school year is coming to a close, but I didn't want it to end without sharing one more summary of the school lunches I've been packing and posting on my Facebook page this year (almost daily!). And as summer is upon us I want to make it clear that these lunch ideas could go far beyond just the school cafeteria. Show More Summary
It's hard to walk by a school or a playground without seeing the image of an aqua-colored platypus emblazoned on a kid's shirt, hat, backpack, or lunch box. Phineas and Ferb, the long-running animated Disney series, has been a big hit...Show More Summary