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When School Lunch is Nutritious, Colorful, and Delicious

Imagine a world where kids head to lunch at their school cafeteria and eat a full range of produce from arugula to zucchini. A school lunch fantasy land? Not in the world of School Nutrition Plus, one of the country’s most cutting-edge school food companies. In this company’s vision, an array of colorful fruits and […]

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5 (Doable) New Year’s Family Food Resolutions

You know those New Year’s eating resolutions that you start out making – like eliminating all added sugar – that turn out to be really, really hard to keep? Sure, resolutions are aspirational, but they’re also arbitrary. If you set the bar too high, they can lead to discouragement and – worst case scenario – […]

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Ask Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign is gearing up to celebrate its second anniversary – and now you have a chance to ask her your questions about it. If you have a burning question for the First Lady on her campaign to get kids to stay active and eat healthy foods – or if you have […]

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Prevent Child Obesity – 5 Tips

Childhood obesity has been in the news this week – even more so than before – in part because of a controversial series of ads run in Georgia. These ads feature overweight kids who talk frankly about being teased and ostracized because of their weight. No matter how you feel about the ads, the pain […]

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Cook it Yourself!

Do you need any more reminders that it’s healthier and more economical to cook at home rather than eating out? Well, here’s a good one. Our friend Andrew Wilder at Eating Rules has written a wonderful “In Defense of Cooking” post that is a must-read for parents who want to create healthier meals for their […]

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Fun Food Friday: Fruit Milk

Big news in the Los Angeles area this week: LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy announced that L.A. schools will eliminate chocolate- and strawberry-flavored milk from their menus. The move came in response to activists led by Food Revolution’s Jamie Oliver, who has hounded the district on school lunch reform for weeks since his arrival in L.A. Several […]

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