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.
Moms are tired of fighting corporate fast food marketing at the grocery store, on TV, in movies, online, on the radio, and even in our schools. For Mother’s Day, let’s call on McDonald’s to stop the aggressive marketing to children! The White House , four federal agencies (FTC, FDA, CDC, and the USDA) and […]
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 […]
Listening to NPR today (I should say straining to hear over the yell-singing of two rambunctious ballerinas), I was thrilled to hear about new research saying the consumption of berries is showing heart benefits for women. Turns out those anthocyanins we have been hearing about in red wine and pomegranate juice are also in many […]
Sarah Wu went rogue in her school, eating school lunch every day, photographing it, and blogging about it at night, uncovering the ghastly daily diet of many of our nation’s school children. A modern day Nancy Drew. A girl with a smart phone changing the world. Sarah W started the Fed Up with Lunch blog […]
Oh, the constant battle of getting kids to eat healthy food! For my oldest, she’ll eat any leafy green. Not my youngest, no sir. She loves the crunchy, salty treats, and the sweet stuff. Loves. It. So, I’ve devised a few ways to get her eating more vegetables. I’ll tell you my secrets, then you […]