President Barack Obama, center, with first lady Michelle Obama, right, applaud after the president signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Act of 2010, during a ceremony at Harriet Tubman Elementary School in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of...Thousands more children would eat lunches and dinners at school and all school food would become more nutritious under a bill President Barack Obama signed into law Monday.
Selections in school vending machines have a direct impact on whether a student's daily food intake is balanced, a new study shows. Credit: Paul J. Richards, AFP / Getty ImagesThe saying "you are what you eat" may need to be changed to "you are...Today's school lunch? How about chips, soda, a candy bar and maybe some cookies? Just hit the vending machine.
First-grader Kiarra Baker chooses her lunch from the new salad bar during the C.H. Robinson and United Fresh Foundation "A Salad Bar In Every School" event at Community of Peace Academy in St. Paul, Minn., on Oct. 19, 2010. Credit: Craig...Congress is poised to give President Barack Obama — along with his wife, Michelle — a congressional victory as the House takes up legislation to push greasy foods off the school lunch line and sugary drinks out of vending machines.
Got milk? Better be able to down it fast. Credit: Justin Sullivan, Getty ImagesSlow down. Chew your food. There is no need to inhale those chicken nuggets. You have ... 15 minutes?! Change of plans. Commence snarfing. Children at...Forget chewing your food, kids. You only have 15 minutes.
Kindergartner Joella Hein waits for tater tots to be served in the school lunch line at Naches Valley Primary School in Gleed, Wash. Potato growers are worried that potatoes could be limited in the federal school lunch program. Credit: Shannon...Potato growers are fighting back against efforts to ban or limit potatoes in federal child nutrition programs, arguing the tuber is loaded with potassium and vitamin C and shouldn't be considered junk food.
Not every bite-size, crunchy snack is loaded with fat and calories. Credit: Getty ImagesWho knew if you offered a kid broccoli and apple sticks, they'd grow to prefer them over Pop-Tarts and mac and cheese? A group of researchers at UC...Sounds shocking, but this study found if you teach kids about good nutrition, they'll actually want to eat their veggies. Dig in!
Chocolate moo juice may be off the menu in Florida schools. Credit: Getty ImagesForget the mystery meat and excessive quantities of ranch dressing. There's a new villain emerging in your child's cafeteria: Chocolate milk. A recent move by...A recent move by Florida educators to ban chocolate milk from its lunch menus is certain to cause ripples in lunchrooms across the country, reigniting The Great Chocolate Milk Debate.
Piece together the perfect lunch for your kids. Credit: The Spoon SistersIf 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...Match & Munch Sandwich Cutters split sandwiches into interlocking puzzle pieces that your kids will want to eat.
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...