School Lunch

Bananas in a Bag: Freeze-Dried Crispy Fruit

Fiber fans know, fruit is a great go-to snack. Whole, intact fruit is a nice option for naturally occurring fiber…

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Whole Grain Food Fight

How hard is it to cook whole grain pasta? Well for some school districts, implementation of the new school lunch…

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Childhood Obesity: Some Good News

A new study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association shines a bright light on a…

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Should Kids Be Paid to Eat Fruits & Veggies?

The 2010 Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act mandates that subsidized school lunches include fruits and vegetables – whether or not…

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Produce Pump-Ups

Just because September – Fruits & Veggies: More Matters Month – is coming to a close, doesn’t mean you have…

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Happy 150th Birthday USDA

It was 150 years ago today – May 15, 1862 – that President Abraham Lincoln signed off on legislation creating…

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School Lunch Set to Get Health Punch

Each year, the USDA’s National School Lunch Program serves school meals to over 32 million American school-children. And, while school-lunch…

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Powered by Powdered Peanut Butter

If you love peanut butter – its taste and texture, but not the fat and calorie profile – you must…

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The Great Potato Debate

It’s not a new question, but it’s back in the news: are potatoes less healthy than other vegetables? The devil…

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McDonald’s New Happy Meals – Any Healthier?

McDonald’s rolls out their new healthier Happy Meals today. The skinny-sized Happy Meals will come now standard with apple slices,…

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