The Healthy Food In Schools Blog

  • Good Eating Habits start at Home

    Good Eating Habits start at Home

    October 16th, 2012 | Food, Schools | jerry | No Comments

    Taking an active interest in the diet and health of your child is an extremely important part of your life as a parent. We truly are what we eat and if we let the TV ads, billboards and cartoon shows teach our children how to care for their nutritional health it won’t be long until [...]

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    Hiding healthy food in meals

    September 22nd, 2012 | Food, Schools | jerry | 1 Comment

    When you are dealing with a young family, or even a teenager, it takes a lot of dedication to get them to eat healthily. Unless you were blessed with a family of health enthusiasts, in which case kudos to you. There are lots of sneaky ways you can get vegetables and other healthy foods into [...]

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    9 Year Old Girl Blogs about Unhealthy Lunches in Scotland

    July 5th, 2012 | Food, Schools | healthyfood | No Comments

    9 year old school girl, Martha Payne, started a blog a few months ago to show pictures she had taken of her school lunches.  The lunches were largely unhealthy, and within 2 weeks the district started to offer “unlimited salads, fruits and breads.”  Unfortunately, after only a few short months her school forbid her from [...]

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    Tips for Parents Packing Lunches

    May 13th, 2012 | Food, Schools | healthyfood | No Comments

    KidsHealth.org has a nice article about how parents can get more involved with their child’s nutrition and ensure they get a healthy meal at school.  Read more about easy ways to optimize packed lunches, and find healthy alternatives to the usual lunch items. We talk a lot about getting the government to make changes so [...]

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  • How Ads Affect Adolescent Wsasitlines

    How Ads Affect Adolescent Wsasitlines

    May 2nd, 2012 | Articles, Food, Uncategorized | jerry | No Comments

    A recent study has found that obese adolescents are more likely to be familiar with television fast food adds than their less heavy contemporaries.  This is unfortunate, but expected as previous research has shown that food advertising (successfully) increases children’s preference for unhealthy food. In recognition of this connection the UK has put limits on [...]

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    USDA Farm-to-Schools Grant Program Opens

    April 23rd, 2012 | Food, Schools | healthyfood | No Comments

    On April 17th the USDA announced that it will begin to accept applications for its Farm to School Grant Program.  The program is part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.  This program’s aim is to bring locally sourced produce into classrooms.  Children will be able to both eat locally and learn more about agriculture.  One [...]

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    Five Worst School Breakfasts

    April 9th, 2012 | Food, Schools | healthyfood | No Comments

    A recent report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine detailed the five worst breakfasts that are still being served in schools today.  Atop the list is a ham, egg and cheese biscuit.  This breakfast sandwich boasts more calories and saturated fat than McDonald’s Egg McMuffin, and contains more than a child’s entire daily need [...]

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    The Pink Slime Story Continues

    March 23rd, 2012 | Food | healthyfood | No Comments

    The pink slime story has continued to evolve with a few interesting twists.  Creator of the movement against pink slime in school lunches, Bettina Siegal, has recently posted on her blog, The Lunch Tray, a piece from a woman defending the use of ammonia in beef treatment.  This woman, Nancy Donley, had the great misfortune [...]

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    USDA Makes Announcement on Pink Slime

    March 15th, 2012 | Articles, Food, Schools | jerry | No Comments

    The USDA has announced today that schools will be able to opt out of meat with “boneless lean beef trimmings” also known as pink slime.  The changes will not take place until next year when current contracts end. This is a quick progression of a story that began building last week when ABC News reported [...]

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    Pink Slime. What’s in your meat?

    March 13th, 2012 | Food, Uncategorized | healthyfood | No Comments

    Recently, the USDA approved a purchase of 7 million pounds of beef containing “pink slime” to be served in school cafeterias.  ”Pink slime” refers to meat byproducts, such as connective tissues, cartilage and other animal parts that have been treated with ammonium hydroxide.  They are treated because these beef byproducts have a much greater chance of [...]

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