USDA Considering Adding Greek Yogurt to School Lunches

USDA Considering Adding Greek Yogurt to School Lunches

Greek yogurt has more than twice the protein of regular yogurt. That’s because it is strained, a process that removes water from the yogurt. A serving of Greek has 18 grams of protein vs. just 8 for regular yogurt. New … Continue reading

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Will School Lunch Be Healthier This Year?

Will School Lunch Be Healthier This Year?

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  Or try Fooducate on the Web! As the new school year kicks off, we ask ourselves will the food and nutrition lessons of years past be learned? Will budgets be found … Continue reading

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How School Snack Rules Affect Children’s Weight

How School Snack Rules Affect Children’s Weight

New here?  Get our iPhone or Android App to scan & choose healthy groceries!  A recent issue of Pediatrics discusses school snacks. Not the ones that kids bring from home. The ones that are sold on campus, but outside of the USDA regulated lunches. … Continue reading

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Will This 9 Year Old Girl Change School Lunches?

Will This 9 Year Old Girl Change School Lunches?

Martha Payne is a 9 year old Scottish girl. In April she started recording the rather crappy school lunch she and her classmates were being served. Going by the nickname Veg, Payne photographed and wrote about the “dinners” in a … Continue reading

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Pink Slime, Rejected by McDonald’s, Goes to School Lunches Instead

Pink Slime, Rejected by McDonald’s, Goes to School Lunches Instead

How’s this for taking care of our kids? McDonald’s refuses to put a dubious meat by product into its burgers, but the government orders 7 million  pounds of “Pink Slime” for its school lunch program. The pink slime is a … Continue reading

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The Double Headed Food Monster in Schools

The Double Headed Food Monster in Schools

There are several ways for children to be fed during school hours. One is to bring home made lunch in a cute little lunchbox (cool until third grade) or a brown bag (recyclable, of course.) The other calorie intake method … Continue reading

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Revolution Foods – Healthy school lunch is not impossible!

Revolution Foods – Healthy school lunch is not impossible!

A few months ago we were contacted by the team at Revolution Foods. If you haven’t heard of this company, it’s an amazing start-up founded in 2006 by two ambitious Berkeley MBAs who had a vision for school lunches that … Continue reading

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You say Potato, I say French Fries

You say Potato, I say French Fries

Here’s another example of the utter silliness around food policy in the US. Tens of millions of kids receive government subsidized lunch every day in school. Sometimes breakfast too. The USDA sets nutrition criteria for the foods being served to … Continue reading

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Are Short School Lunch Periods Causing Obesity?

Are Short School Lunch Periods Causing Obesity?

Everyone’s trying to fix the obesity epidemic plaguing this country. And everyone’s got a theory as to it’s causes. Nutritionally poor school lunches are the usual suspect, but here’s an unexpected twist based on a survey conducted by the School … Continue reading

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Aloha! Hawaii School Lunches Made from Scratch

Aloha! Hawaii School Lunches Made from Scratch

School lunches, served daily to millions of children across the nation, are a nutritional mess. What can you expect from a meal that must cost less than $2 per child? Subsidized by the USDA through surplus agricultural commodities and extensively … Continue reading

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