Posts Tagged by School lunch
Is Your Child Eating Too Much Sodium?
|February 24, 2016||Posted by Stacy under Healthy eating at home, School lunch, Sodium|
With all the recent talk about the dangers of a sugary diet, many of us moms now pay close attention to our kids’ sugar intake. But what about sodium?!? If your family eats processed foods or likes to dine out at restaurants, your children may be consuming too much. Since February is American Heart Month, it seems like a good […] more
Before Taking On Junk Food at Your Kid’s School, READ THIS
|September 18, 2014||Posted by Stacy under Classroom parties, Improving school food, Junk food in school, Making change, School food, School lunch|
Fed up with all the junk food at your child’s school? Wondering why your efforts to teach healthy eating habits are being undermined? A few years ago, I was where you are now. Unable to just live with it, I found myself compelled to fight for change–or die trying! Since then, I’ve learned valuable lessons on how to be a successful advocate for […] more
Why School Lunch Matters (Even If Your Child Doesn’t Eat It!)
|August 14, 2014||Posted by Stacy under Improving school food, Making change, Obesity, School food, School lunch, USDA policy|
Chances are, you’ve heard about about the highly publicized school food fight going on in our nation’s capital. If so, you probably know that the school meal standards issued with the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) are now on the chopping block. Under the regulations, championed by First Lady Michelle Obama, schools participating in the National School Lunch Program are required […] more
Why We Should NEVER Give Up on Teaching Kids to Love Healthy Food
|June 27, 2014||Posted by Stacy under Food education, Healthy eating at home, Improving school food, School lunch|
I’ve been pretty open and honest about my feeding struggles with my older son (now age 8). Over the years, his will-not-eat list has been longer than a line at Disneyland. Oh, how I’ve tried and tried to introduce healthy new foods, only to have him reject them, often without even taking a bite. Despite all the creations that I’ve placed before him, he’s […] more
Is Michelle Obama Really to Blame for Bad School Lunches?
|May 8, 2014||Posted by Stacy under Improving school food, Making change, School food, School lunch|
There’s a not-so-silent war being waged against Michelle Obama in response to new nutrition standards for school lunch programs. On social media, kids have been broadcasting pictures of small, unappetizing looking meals with comments like: “All we get for lunch today. Thanks, Michelle Obama.” But is First Lady Obama really to blame for these dreadful […] more
Does Banning Chocolate Milk in School Really Backfire?!?
|April 18, 2014||Posted by Stacy under Cafeteria food, Chocolate milk, Healthy lunch, School lunch|
Eliminating chocolate milk in school cafeterias is a subject of great debate, and one that I have yet to tackle on this blog. But the results of a new study have prompted me to break my silence. Normally I’m a big fan of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab’s work, but its latest research […] more
Calling All Moms: Here’s How YOU Can Make a Difference in the Fight for Healthier School Food
|March 19, 2014||Posted by Stacy under Junk food in school, Let's Move, Making change, School lunch, USDA policy, Wellness policy|
I’m what you might call an accidental activist. I certainly didn’t set out to be a vocal proponent of healthy school food. I am not a person who likes making waves or drawing attention to myself. But since no one at our school seemed to be addressing the junk food problem–and I couldn’t stand to […] more
When Kids Won’t Eat Healthy School Lunches: Should Parents Get the Blame?
|September 26, 2013||Posted by Stacy under Healthy eating at home, School food, School lunch|
Since the new school meal nutrition standards went into effect last year, I’ve seen countless articles about how students won’t eat the good-for-you stuff. Fresh fruits and veggies? They just end up in the trash. Even in my own school district, administrators have complained about how school meal participation suffers when healthy cuisine is served. Kids love […] more
Back-to-School Giveaway: Win a Copy of the Best Lunch Box Ever (Plus Kids Konserve Stainless Steel Lunch Containers)
|August 15, 2013||Posted by Stacy under Eco friendly lunch gear, Healthy lunch, Lunch gear, School lunch|
Back to school? ALREADY?!? It’s hard to believe, but in many school districts, kids have already traded swimsuits and flip flops for spiral notebooks and pencil boxes. Fortunately, there are still three weeks left before school starts for my kids. But when the time comes, I will be armed with healthy and yummy school lunch […] more
Lunchbox Lessons: Secrets to Packing a (Healthy Enough!) School Lunch Your Child Will Actually Eat
|September 4, 2012||Posted by Stacy under Healthy lunch|
The early morning sky is inky black as I tiptoe down the dark hallway, trying my best to avoid creaky floorboards that might sound a wake-up call for my three little ones, still snuggled in their beds (or, as the case may be, in MY bed). The first day of school has finally arrived, and […] more
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