Kids around the world are preparing to go back to school—that means homework, new friends and … lunch? Yes, that’s right! Let’s visit different countries and see what yummy food the school kids eat every day.
(First published at MomsRising.org. Please add your favorite back to school resources in the comments!) Are your kids back in school? Mine are, and boy, are they tired! So am I. Facing all the lunch packing, forms, homework, and running around, well, it has me dreaming of next summer! I’ve found some great resources to […]
Have you seen the safe, non-toxic lunch boxes, lunchskins, and water bottles at MightyNest? If you are getting ready for school and haven’t purchased lunch supplies, hold the phones. These are adorable, have NO toxics (PVC, lead, BPA, or phthalates), are roomy and durable. Because lunch boxes come in contact with food, it is essential […]
In the classroom, many students have water bottles plunked on their desks. All day, the kids sip at will, which is great! They are staying hydrated, and water is SOO much better than sugar laden juice boxes or teas and seltzers. But unfortunately, most of these water bottles are made of plastic. Many are old […]
Pretzels with homemade hummus served for all school snack. (originally posted at Momsrising in the Junk Free Schools Carnival) Research shows that 40 percent of students buy and eat snack foods at school in a typical day. I can see this daily in my classroom. Many parents are too busy to pack snacks, especially healthy […]
(First posted at Momsrising) Today one of my students came back from lunch and said, “They are doing Michelle Obama’s thing!” I said, what do you mean? “They are giving seconds only on vegetables and fruit, but not on the pizza!” she said, smiling. She did not seem fazed by this in the slightest bit, […]