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Brotherly Love: Feeding South Jersey Kids All Summer

When the school is out, many students miss out on a significant source of nutrition: school breakfast and lunch.

07/22/2014

(Mekhai adds lettuce to his Italian wrap at the Resurrection Baptist Church summer camp, in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Kids Help Steer Menus For Free Summer Lunch Program in Philadelphia

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.

07/02/2014

Nadia Watson addresses the School Reform Commission. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Public School Students Demand Better Lunches, More Say In Selection

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.”

11/22/2013

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Vegetarian School Lunches Show Positive Effect

An elementary school in Queens, NY, has switched to all vegetarian school lunches and benefits have been reported beyond physical health.

11/12/2013

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Investigation Finds 83 Public Workers In New Jersey Lied For School Lunch

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.

07/17/2013

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Ask a Chef: Best Back To School Lunch Recipes

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.

07/15/2013

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Major Increase In The Number Of High Poverty Schools

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.

06/19/2013

Bill Cosby, right, Dr. Alvin Poussaint, left, were part of a panel discussing obesity in Philadelphia. (credit: John Ostapkovich)

Bill Cosby Discusses Obesity Problem In Philadelphia

Bill Cosby was part of a panel discussion on the health of Philadelphians on Monday in which the overwhelming worry was about obesity.

09/25/2012

(Ninth-grader Ashley Horace had an apple and cucumbers on her plate to comply with new federal school lunch regulations.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

New Federal Fruit-and-Vegetable Mandate For School Lunches Getting Mixed Results

You can lead a student to fruits and veggies, but can you make him eat?

09/13/2012

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USDA Pushing Fruits and Veggies Into School Lunches, But Will Kids Bite?

“It’s all in the messaging,” says Sandy Sherman, director of nutrition education for the Philadelphia-based Food Trust.

09/04/2012

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New Federal Regulations Call For Healthier School Lunches

“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.

05/03/2012

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Group Says Comcast Corp. Is Hiding Its Low-Cost Offering From Low-Income Families

Comcast’s “Internet Essentials” is restricted to certain low-income families, but cuts the cost of getting online to $9.95/month.

02/09/2012

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Back to School: Then and Now

Going back to school is the same as it’s always been. Only the details are different. Kids are still kids.

07/15/2011

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Thinking Outside The (Lunch) Box

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.

07/14/2011

European Union Promotes Child Nutrition

Green Living For The School Year

Going back to school is a time for change. Here are some ways to change your habits and help the planet this school year.

07/13/2011

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