After much backlash, lawmakers in Virginia and Michigan are exempting bake sales from the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.
When the school is out, many students miss out on a significant source of nutrition: school breakfast and lunch.
The campers at Resurrection Baptist Church, on Landsdowne Avenue, may be on summer vacation, but the Archdiocese of Philadelphia put their young palates to work.
Sophomore Nadia Watson says her lunch at Kensington Business High School was not only unappealing — it was unrecognizable. “We had to ask them what it was.”
An elementary school in Queens, NY, has switched to all vegetarian school lunches and benefits have been reported beyond physical health.
An investigation of 15 school districts found that 83 employees on the public payroll lied about their incomes so their children could qualify for free or reduced-cost school lunches, the state comptroller announced Wednesday.
Even highly trained chefs deal with kid critics when it comes to lunch box offerings. The Executive Chef of Shaw’s Crab House in Chicago says use fresh ingredients and a little risk and you get fewer orders of pb&j this school year.
Latest data show that one out of five public schools wins this “unwelcome designation” in which 75% or more of elementary, middle and high school students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.
Bill Cosby was part of a panel discussion on the health of Philadelphians on Monday in which the overwhelming worry was about obesity.
You can lead a student to fruits and veggies, but can you make him eat?
“It’s all in the messaging,” says Sandy Sherman, director of nutrition education for the Philadelphia-based Food Trust.
“That’s not to say we won’t still see pizza. But you’ll see a whole-grain crust. You’ll see low-fat cheese. You’ll see low-sodium tomato sauce. You’ll see a salad alongside of that pizza,” USDA undersecretary Audrey Rowe says.
Comcast’s “Internet Essentials” is restricted to certain low-income families, but cuts the cost of getting online to $9.95/month.
Going back to school is the same as it’s always been. Only the details are different. Kids are still kids.
Making lunch for your kids can be frustrating, especially if they don’t eat it. Here are a few tips to help them eat healthy.