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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Is An Apple a Day Overdoing It?

When it comes to fiber, fruit is your friend. Fruit generally has 3 or more grams of fiber per serving…

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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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Do Inmates Eat Better Than You?

As the consultant dietitian for the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, I was honored to speak at this week’s Essentials of…

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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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