Not a healthy choice: junk foods vs. the school lunch program
    February 18, 2010
    Not a healthy choice: junk foods vs. the school lunch program

    I devoted the previous posts to the school lunch program, a federally sponsored and regulated program, which complies with some (if not altogether satisfactory) nutrition standards for nutrient conten…

    The school lunch is fast-food!
    February 17, 2010
    The school lunch is fast-food!

    We looked at a typical school lunch menu in yesterday’s post and at the nutritionist’s analysis of fat, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals in that food.  From the nutrient point of vie…

    What’s for (school) lunch?
    February 16, 2010
    What’s for (school) lunch?

    What kind of meal does $1 buy? The government provides $2.68 for the kids qualifying for a free lunch, $2.28 for a reduced price lunch, and $0.25 cents for all other kids.  That sum includes the over…

    Are school meals healthy?
    February 15, 2010
    Are school meals healthy?

    Feeding our kids is a fundamental nurturing act we perform daily, and parents do their best to provide their kids a good nutritional foundation for optimal health. But what happens when kids are out o…

    School food: Parents can make a huge difference!
    February 14, 2010
    School food: Parents can make a huge difference!

    Many parents commented on my previous school lunch posts, and told me that they opt to pack a lunch for their kids. It’s sad to say, but for most American kids the only potential source for a health…