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USDA Out to Feed Hungry Children This Summer

The USDA is working to provide lunch to students even when school is out. Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images Some 20 million low-income children get free or reduced-price lunches during the school year, courtesy of the federal gover...Lunch program extended to cover the summer months.

Students Fed Cold Sandwiches to Punish Them for Hot Lunch Disses

Credit: Matthew Mead, AP
You dare to diminish the deliciousness of our chicken fried steak? Malign our macaroni and cheese? Call our ravioli revolting?
No hot lunch for you! Students at Camp Curtin School in Harrisburg, Pa., were...
Hot lunch taken away as punishment for students not cleaning up after themselves.

Big Brother is Watching You Snarf Those Fries During School Lunch

Big brother is watching you eat lunch. Credit: Getty Images
Big Brother is watching you. And he's saying, "Whoa, fat boy! Lay off the barbecue chips!"
In an effort to raise a new generation of crazy Texans who wear tinfoil hats and ...
Watch what you eat, kids. Those surveillance cameras certainly are.

Kids Aren't Lovin' the Veggie Trays at Chicago Schools

Chicago schools are hoping kids will load up on apple slices. Credit: Jim Mone, AP file photo
You can lead a horse to water -- or, in this case, kids to trays of peas and carrots -- but you can't make them eat.
Chicago school admini...
Schools quit serving nachos and donuts, introducing healthy options for breakfast and lunch.

Boy, 6, Bagged From Contest for Bringing His Lunch to School in an Eco-Unfriendly Ziploc

Is your kid's lunch packed in an eco-friendly container? One Canadian school says it better be. Credit: Getty
Think you're keeping things green by packing your child's lunch? Better not have any Ziploc bags wrapping that PB&J.
A kindergarten student was shunned from a contest after he brought his lunch to school in a plastic baggie.

Is Your Child Getting a Healthy School Lunch?

Is your child eating a healthy lunch? Credit: AP, Paul Sakuma President Barack Obama recently signed a bill designed to make school lunches healthier. First Lady Michelle Obama, who has campaigned against childhood obesity, praised t...

School Cafeterias to Try Psychology in Lunch Line

The U.S. government is trying new approaches to get kids to choose healthier foods. Credit: Mark Humphrey/AP
Hide the chocolate milk behind the plain milk. Get those apples and oranges out of stainless steel bins and into pretty baskets. Cash onl...
The government is giving $2 million to food behavior scientists to find ways to use psychology to improve kids' use of the federal school lunch program and fight childhood obesity.

Piece Together Lunch With Sandwich Cutters

Piece together the perfect lunch for your kids. Credit: The Spoon Sisters
If you're already puzzled over how to make those packed lunches more exciting for your kids, we've got the perfect solution. Match & Munch Sandwich Cutters split s...
Match & Munch Sandwich Cutters split sandwiches into interlocking puzzle pieces that your kids will want to eat.

Chefs Declare Assault on Chicken Nuggets and Other School Lunches

America's public schools have problems, but they're really in for it now. They just wiped the smile off Rachael Ray's face. This could mean war. Events turned dangerously un-perky this week as the celebrity chef joined forces with her culinar...

School Lunches Make Kids Fat, But Adding a School Breakfast Counters Effect

Is mystery meat beefing up your kid? Credit: Getty Images
One of the most potent weapons in the battle against childhood obesity is offering kids a school breakfast -- but school lunch alone can make kids fat, an upcoming study shows. Childre...

No Soup for You: School Serves Up Cold Lunch As Punishment

Bridgett Reed is upset that her child and other students at Atlantic City High School are being punished by only being served cheese sandwiches for lunch. Credit: Anthony Smedile, Press of Atlantic City
Some New Jersey high school students lear...

White House Annoyed by School Lunch Campaign

Did this public service announcement cross the line? Credit: Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine
When it comes to the First Daughters, everything is off-limits. Even if it's for a good cause. White House officials are annoyed by a...

School Lunch Should Be a Dining Experience

A few months into the first grade, I realized that my kid was having a problem at school. Lunch. Every morning I would fill Ellie's lunch box up -- and every afternoon I would find it almost completely untouched. She might drink the juice, but that w...

School Lunch Mooches Cut Off

Remember Wimpy, the cartoon character perhaps best known for his long running scam, "I'd gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today"? It seems the spirit of Wimpy is alive and well in Steamboat Springs, Colorado where the school district is owed ne...

"What did you have for lunch today?"

Welcome to Dishing it Out, ParentDish's weekly food column. Katie Workman lives in New York City with her husband and two boys, Jack and Charlie. By day she is the Editor-in Chief of the soon-to-be launched recipe website, Her posts ...


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