school lunch 

Secrets of a healthy lunch

We're pretty new to the lunch packing thing at our house, just having survived our first week of kindergarten. But so far, my five-year-old eats her whole grain sandwich, her side of fresh fruits or veggies, and brings home the very small treat I've ...

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 nat...

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...

The highly sensitive child and the school cafeteria

Ellie is and always has been a picky eater. She has a rather short list of foods she likes and I accommodate her by packing those foods in her lunch each day. Up until now, eating lunch at school has not really been a problem for her. But since start...

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 n...

Junk food black market run by kids

Students in Scotland are running a junk food black market in order to get around the healthy meals offered by schools. The head of Glascow's school meals service said that students are smuggling sodas (fizzy drinks), sweets and other junk food onto ...

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, b...

School restaurant

An elementary school in England has a very unique lunch program. St. Mary's Primary School has opened it's lunch program to about six area senior citizen's who eat lunch with the children each day. The food is exceptionally good, one student's father...

Atlanta High School has successful vegetarian lunch line with diverse options

I'm what you call a lapsed vegetarian. I went through a militant phase once, when I was younger and a lot of my friends were pretty serious about it. Though my former vegetarian self would probably spit upon my current occasional meat eating self, I ...

Vegan lunchboxes have me drooling, and prematurely guilty

How about black bean tamales, mild salsa, mango slices, calabacita with corn in marjarom dressing. Or maybe chestnut soup, brussels sprouts, a clementine mandarin, and gingerbread vegan cookies. Try spelt biscuits, seitan gravy, peas and corn, clemen...

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