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Would you take your kids to Costa Rica?

When I was a kid, everyone took their family vacation to Florida. Sure, some opted for California, where there is a Disney Land and other beaches, but for the most part everyone went to Florida with their kids. As we've gotten older, and the...

Daily Dish - Organize your meals

Pack the following day's meals the night before....

Bento boxes - Make healthy lunch more appealing

Our school lunch menu goes like this: Monday -- pizza and french fries. Tuesday -- hot dog and french fries. Wednesday -- sloppy joe and french fries. To say that I was disappointed to discover this is putting it mildly. Though schools across the...

Prestigious schools make lunch mandatory

In many prestigious schools across the United States, high schoolers are so focused on their academic success that they've cut unnecessary activities... like lunch. According the the NYT, however, school administrators are becoming concerned about...

No pork chops for Leonie

It's been a long time since I've had pork chops, but that's not because I don't like them. For Leonie Terry, however, the longer the better, it seems. The precocious three-year-old didn't like the idea of pork chops for lunch and took it upon herself...

Students scared to attend school due to allergies

In Vaughan, Ontario, just north of Toronto, six kids are scared of going to school. It's not drugs or violence or even P.E. that has them worried. It's eggs. Eggs, peanuts, and other such deadly toxins. Yes, these can indeed be deadly to kids who are...

Finish your Milk

I had a parent ask me for some advice about a situation at her daughter's school. The girl, a kindergartener, eats lunch in the cafeteria most days, where she gets the same amount of food and milk as kids twice her age. While she likes milk and is...

Kids are indeed willing to eat healthy food

Despite earlier claims to the contrary, a new study has found that kids are not reluctant to eat healthy food. A University of Minnesota study found recently that school lunch sales don't decline when healthier meals are served, and, better, that...

Making veggies cool

Remember how it turns out that you can put just about anything in McDonald's packaging and it tastes better? Well, since ordering french fry boxes -- hold the fries -- from your local franchise might not be terribly practical, here's another option...

What's for lunch?

In less than a week, Jared will start kindergarten. When he was in preschool, snack was provided (by a different parent each day) and he had lunch either before or after school. Now, however, he'll be in school for most of the day and will not only...

When daycare goes bad

Back in January we switched Nate out of a home-based caregiver situation (one caregiver to five kids) to a larger preschool setting. Initially we were quite pleased with the new daycare/preschool. Nate seemed to be doing better with more kids around,...

Catholic school commands silence during lunch

The Saint Rose of Lima School in Warwick, R.I. no longer allows students to speak during lunch. If you make a sound, you get detention. According to the school, their "priority is the safety of each child." In light of three choking incidents during...

Lessons from Disneyland -- Lunch

They say you learn something new every day. I think that was certainly true for our visit to Disneyland this past week. One of the clearest lessons was this: don't eat lunch in the park. Or if you do, bring your own and make a picnic of it. Trust me,...

Teens banned from McDonald's during lunch

In case you are wondering, it is okay to go to McDonald's and get a Quarter Pounder With Cheese. It is not okay to shut off the restaurant's water or shove pregnant women around. That's exactly what teenagers in Greeley, Colorado have done and it has...

Imitation Fries hit the menu in Arizona schools

French fries are too greasy. Freedom fries have the same problem on top of being rather idiotic. Now there are fake fries. Arizona schools, faced with a strict law banning junk food and soda during the school day, have come up with a lower-calorie,...

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