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 can help all of our citizens have a healthier and more productive future when we let science and public health, and not food industry, cook up our food policy.
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.
But is this new version of chocolate milk that much healthier? WATCH: School lunches and childhood nutrition have been the
Americans cherish the notion that we are the number one nation on earth; that no matter what the metric is the U.S. comes out ahead of other countries. But that's far from the truth when the focus is on how we treat our children.
Beef jerky, Rice Krispie treats and four varieties of Mazzio's pizza are a few of the à la carte choices in the lunchroom
1. The intersection of food, culture and class is a conversation we might finally be ready to have...
"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.
While the resulting stuffed turkey that is the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids' Act, is not perfect, it's pretty darn good.
America's most vulnerable, our poor and our children, are waiting for Congress to step forward and lead. It is simply inexcusable
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.
Yes, you heard this crusty old reporter right: There's reason for hope. But as Americans are exposed to more and more pictures
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.