School Lunches

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Study Says Home-Packed Lunches Less Nutritious Than School-Made Meals

A new study finds that what parents pack from home is often much worse than what’s offered at school.

08/29/2014

DAILY TALKER

Daily Talker: Fewer Kids Eating School Lunches

This week, thousands of people who oversee what meals are served to your kids at school are in Boston for their annual conference. Members of the School Nutrition Association will be sampling recipes and discussing healthy alternatives to popular foods, as well as how to lower costs.

But the organization has come under fire in recent months. After initially supporting the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which required more fruit, vegetables and whole grains in school meals, and less sodium, sugar, and fat, it has turned against the new rules.

07/14/2014

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Ask a Chef: Best Back To School Lunch Recipes

Even highly trained chefs deal with kid critics when it comes to lunch box offerings. The Executive Chef of Shaw’s Crab House in Chicago says use fresh ingredients and a little risk and you get fewer orders of pb&j this school year.

07/15/2013

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Food Safety Tips For Packing Your Child’s Lunch

It’s back to packing lunches for school again. One important step in packing lunches is to make sure the food stays at the right temperature before your child eats it.

09/11/2012

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Back to School: Then and Now

Going back to school is the same as it’s always been. Only the details are different. Kids are still kids.

07/15/2011

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Thinking Outside the (Lunch) Box

Making lunch for our kids can be frustrating, especially if they don’t eat it. Here are a few tips to help them eat healthy.

07/14/2011

European Union Promotes Child Nutrition

Green Living for the School Year

Going back to school is a time for change. Here are some ways to change our habits and help the planet this school year.

07/13/2011

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New Nutrition Standards Coming To Massachusetts Schools

Massachusetts health officials are set to approve what could be some of the toughest school nutrition standards in the country.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–07/09/2011

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Dept. Of Corrections: We Do Not Serve Food Past Its Prime

Thousands of cases of food that weren’t good enough for the state’s school lunch program were instead sent to the state’s prisons.

04/12/2011

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