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 …

    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 overhe…

    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 he…