child nutrition act
School lunch offerings are healthier, but more kids are tossing fruits and veggies aside. With the Child Nutrition Act set to expire, is school lunch worth saving? We unpack the politics of lunch and why it's hard for kids to make healthy choices.
We would like to see the percentage of schools with NEPs double by 2020, so that most NYC school children, particularly those in the highest-needs schools, have access to education that helps them build healthy futures.
Our children deserve the best we have to offer, and I commend school nutrition employees and school nurses for giving students their best each day. They may not wear super hero capes, but they are undoubtedly real, authentic heroes.
Beef jerky, Rice Krispie treats and four varieties of Mazzio's pizza are a few of the à la carte choices in the lunchroom
"Michelle Obama's not trying to tell people what to eat or not trying to force the government's desires on people," Huckabee
This week President Obama signed into law the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The $4.5 billion bill aims to make school foods
Making school meals universally available and free for every child would not only offer a great moral good but would also offer a very smart, economical and efficient investment.
The whole 10-year child nutrition program proposed by the House could be paid for with just 42 days worth of Afghanistan war spending. How is it that we can unquestioningly fund illegal war, but not feed our children?
God is calling us to change the politics of hunger because the need is especially great right now. But the opportunities are also very clear. We can do a lot, but we can't food bank our way to the end of hunger.
Her nonprofit has just launched a revolutionary web portal offering free scaleable recipes, curricula, technical tools and community discussion -- an online engine that can spur real school food reform.