School lunch

The 5 “Hows” of Packing School Lunch for Picky Eaters

August 20, 2015
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It’s the time of year for lunch-packing. Parents of picky eaters may dread the thought of coming up with a balanced lunch for their kids, day in and day out. If you serve the same thing, you feel guilty for the lack of variety. But if it’s something new, it comes home uneaten. I can’t […]

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Weekly Meal Plan: Monday December 10th

December 10, 2012
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The holidays are in full force. We finally got our tree up, our cards are being printed and we went to our first (no kid) party. This week I’m trying a new twist on Macaroni and Cheese from the book Cooking Light sent me (The New Way to Cook Light) that I’ll post if it […]

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Why Banning Foods in Schools Sends Kids the Wrong Message

May 13, 2011
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This week the LA Times ran this article about how some school districts are considering banning chocolate milk. This is not the first time specific foods have been banned to help fight childhood obesity. We’ve seen everything from banning the sale of homemade goods in New York to “sweet-free” zones and “no second helpings” in […]

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The New Rules of School Lunch

December 21, 2010
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In early December the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 was signed into law. It had been 10 years since the government reauthorized child nutrition programs — and with childhood obesity on the rise many were fighting for real change. The new bill incorporates many positive changes with its $4.5 billion of additional funding for […]

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5 Nutrition Must-Haves for Your Child’s Packed Lunch

September 3, 2010
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There’s been so much attention on the National School Lunch Program that it’s often forgotten that parents make lunches too.  As new nutrition guidelines are implemented in schools across the country, parents could also use some guidance.  A few months ago Stephanie Holguin from Foodie-isms asked me to write an introduction for her Lunch Box Love […]

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3 Things Parents Can Do to Help Transform School Lunch

April 7, 2010
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Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution and Michelle Obama’s fight against childhood obesity have brought attention to the National School Lunch Program. Since Oliver’s reality show aired, some parents have been calling their child’s school to complain about the food. But I encourage every parent to take a step back first and educate themselves about School Lunch. […]

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What Nobody Tells Parents About School Lunch

December 4, 2009
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There’s no doubt that childhood obesity has put the spotlight on the National School Lunch Program. But is all that you hear true? Is the food children are getting at school so terrible? I’ve taken a closer look at the School Lunch Program since starting this blog. This is partly due to my partnership with […]

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Do You Raise (or lower) Your Hand to Chocolate Milk?

November 16, 2009
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Just last week, a friend of mine stopped by and brought over some chocolate milk for my daughter (he works for Nestle). I’ve never offered Anna chocolate milk, as she is a huge fan of regular. Then, the next time I read the news, I found that chocolate milk may be on the chopping block […]

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