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School Meals

What Are School Meal Programs? Many schools provide students with access to meals through federal school meal programs including the National School Lunch Programexternal icon and the School Breakfast Programexternal icon. These programs are administered by the United States Department of Agricultureexternal icon and state agencies by reimbursing schools for providing healthy meals to students. Who Can Participate in School […]

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Brownbagging it: The tasty and nutritious way

Help your children pack healthful school lunches—that they’ll actually eat.  Your child’s lunch may come in a drab, brown bag, but that doesn’t mean it has to be dull. Bag lunches can be flavorful, varied and—above all—nutritious. Parents and children just need to put some imagination into packing them, says Amy Jamieson-Petonic, a registered dietitian […]

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Pre-ordering school lunches steer kids to healthier meal choices

May 6, 2013, TIME By Alexandra Sifferlin Along the lines of advice to avoid grocery shopping when you’re hungry, new research concludes that children who electronically pre-order their lunch are more likely to make healthier meal choices than students who pick and choose as they make their way through the cafeteria line. The four-week study […]

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