When classes end for the school year many children lose access to healthy meals — that’s why the effort to offer free summer meals is growing.
When we were growing up, you always had recess after lunch. But new research shows that children will eat 54 percent more fruits and vegetables at lunch if they eat after recess. “Recess is often held after lunch so children hurry to ‘finish’ so that they can go play. This results in wasted fruits and vegetables,” Dr. David Just of Cornell University said.
Any parent will tell you that trying to get kids to eat healthier is tricky business, particularly for teenagers.
Students in Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools will eat lunch food that comes from Minnesota farmers on the first Thursday of every month. School administrators say Minnesota Thursdays stems from the Farm to School programs at both districts.
Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken wants the federal government, not the state government, to cover the 40-cent co-pay required if a child can’t come up with the money in the school lunch line.
The Minnesota House on Thursday voted unanimously to guarantee children don’t get denied a school lunch for lack of money. The bill, which passed 130-0, gained traction amid reports that some districts either denied lunches to kids who couldn’t afford them or gave them a lesser meal than their peers.
Erik Hillesheim, a senior at Eagan High School, worked with Schwan’s Food Service to develop a research and sales and marketing project for the school’s lunch program.
While lunch is usually a break for students, the WCCO Morning Show team found out just how much work it is for the ladies who serve it up. At Minnetonka High School, they prepare their menus two months ahead of time.
It’s the first day back at school for many children, and that means they’re out of parents’ sight for lunchtime. Whether you pack a lunch or do hot lunch, it can be tricky to make sure you child is eating properly at school.
Minnesota schools are adjusting after the USDA issued new guidelines on the amount of fat and calories contained in snacks made available in lunchrooms.
In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.
It’s almost time for kids to go back to school. And for parents that means time to start packing lunches again.
Two sixth grade students, Talia Bradley and Antonia Ritter feel too rushed to eat their school lunch at Minneapolis’ Seward Montessori.
Students at Deephaven Elementary School are getting used to a healthier lunch menu.
Monday marked the first day of school for kids in the Minneapolis School District. While parents may have already noticed an increase in the cost of school supplies, a new report shows you can also expect price hikes when packing your kids’ lunchbox.
Packing your child’s school lunch can be quick and easy with all the pre-packaged food options, but what are they doing to your child’s health?
A Twin Cities school has come out on top of a national recipe contest after 10 months of competition.
A recipe developed by Richfield students is one of three finalists in first lady Michelle Obama’s “Recipes for Healthy Kids” competition, a national contest to promote healthy eating among children.
Black bean salad, Hawaiian chicken wrap with spinach, roasted beets and vegetables, sounds like a restaurant menu doesn’t it? It’s actually some of the things that will be on the lunch menu for Minnesota school kids next fall.
Schwan’s Food Service is launching a new line of products that redefine school lunch pizza. The nutrition standards of the new products meet the USDA’s newly proposed school meal guidelines.
Last week I had the chance to tour the St. Paul Public Schools District Facility and meet with some members of the Nutrition Services Department to get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of school lunches.