Tag: school lunch

New Rules Would Curb How Kids Are Sold Junk Food at School

New Rules Would Curb How Kids Are Sold Junk Food at School

| February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Schools have made big strides in meeting standards for healthier meals, but students are still bombarded by junk food marketing. The first lady announced guidelines Tuesday that aim to change that.

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Jennifer LeBarre Leads the Way in Oakland’s School Lunch Progress

Jennifer LeBarre Leads the Way in Oakland’s School Lunch Progress

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jennifer LeBarre, Oakland Unified School District’s director of nutrition services, is working to expand the central kitchen the serves the city’s schools and feeds the kids. When LeBarre got started one of her students didn’t even know what a peach was. Hopefully, that won’t be a problem anymore.

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The Top Issues That Consumed the Food World This Year

The Top Issues That Consumed the Food World This Year

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

From GMOs to apps on your phone, these were some of the biggest food stories and trends in 2013.

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These Days, School Lunch Hours Are More Like 15 Minutes

These Days, School Lunch Hours Are More Like 15 Minutes

| December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

In a new poll, parents complain that their children are not getting nearly enough time for a basic school ritual: eating lunch. And that’s worrying parents and administrators, given that about one-third of American kids are overweight or obese.

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Berkeley School Cooking and Gardening Programs in Jeopardy

Berkeley School Cooking and Gardening Programs in Jeopardy

| May 7, 2013 | 6 Comments

Berkeley public schools are in danger of losing their gardening and cooking classes due to federal funding cuts. Sarah Henry reports on how that community is trying to save their edible education program.

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KQED’s Forum: Kids and Food Allergies

KQED’s Forum: Kids and Food Allergies

| March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

If it seems like childhood food allergies are more common than they used to be, it is because they are: nearly one in 10 preschoolers have allergies to food, and the rate of such allergies has more than doubled in the past decade.

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KQED’s Forum: How Nutritious are Calif. School Lunches?

KQED’s Forum: How Nutritious are Calif. School Lunches?

| July 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

On July 1, new federal regulations went into effect to make your child’s school lunch more nutritious, like adding additional fresh fruits and vegetables. After the usual pizza and chicken nuggets, it sounds like needed change. But are schools ready? According to research from California Watch, 60 percent of schools in the state have trouble meeting the old nutrition requirements. How will they get up to speed?

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Alice Waters Serves Lunch, Launches Levi’s T-Shirts for Edible Education

Alice Waters Serves Lunch, Launches Levi’s T-Shirts for Edible Education

| August 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

Alice Waters brought box lunches to Maiden Lane near Union Square today and launched her Levi’s T-shirt line (100% organic cotton, of course) all to raise awareness and funds for her national nonprofit Edible Schoolyard Project.

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Ten Top Food News Stories of 2010: Part One

Ten Top Food News Stories of 2010: Part One

| January 1, 2011 | 9 Comments

Food, glorious, food. It’s that time of year people: Bay Area Bites brings you the best in food news for 2010.

In this two-part package, we look at the national trends and topics that sizzled over the past 12 months and serve up some local flavor on the side.

Feel free to weigh in with your own edible highlights from the year that was.

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Health Dialogues: Back to School, Childhood Nutrition

Health Dialogues: Back to School, Childhood Nutrition

| September 18, 2008 | 0 Comments

It’s time for kids to go back to school, but what are they eating? The foods children consume now can adversely affect their future health, particularly their risk of developing obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Join the September edition of Health Dialogues as we examine childhood nutrition — in the busy home, in the lunchroom and in the lunchbox.

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No Trash Lunch

No Trash Lunch

| August 28, 2008 | 7 Comments

Monday was the first day of school. Yes, school starts in August in our district, which always seems crazy to me as I used to start school after Labor Day when I was a kid. This means that instead of determining what my kids will eat for lunch at around noon, I am now frantically making lunches at 7:30 in the morning.

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Bento Porn

Bento Porn

| January 26, 2008 | 0 Comments

On display through the wonderful internets are hundreds upon thousands of photographs of everyday lunches. No soggy PB&J’s here, though. One forum, the Mr. Bento Porn Flickr group, posts their collective creative efforts to make mid-day meals visually appealing, healthful, delicious and, yes, a little easier on the wallet. Their cousin site, Diet Bento, includes […]

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Eating on the Street: Taco Trucks and Korean BBQ

| October 27, 2007 | 0 Comments

MAPPING TACO TRUCKS The next time that craving for carne asada hits, check out this new taco truck map for the nearest snack stop near you. It’s only a couple of days old, and already, the entire state of California is dotted with promising forks-and-spoons. Help the cause and add your own favorite source for […]

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QUEST: What’s For Lunch

| October 5, 2007 | 1 Comment

We’ve all heard the latest health advice: Avoid transfats. Eat more fruits and vegetables. You may notice those changes on grocery store shelves, but for many school children, their cafeteria lunch menus haven’t caught up. This year, an effort to get healthy foods to the school lunch table is tied up in a much larger […]

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