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Date with the Lunch Lady: New School Food Rules

Posted November 15th, 2012 by

This story originally appeared in the (ex)Expatriate’s Kitchen blog. I pack my child’s lunch every day. When it comes to food, yes, I am a helicopter mom. Not that I don’t have good reason to worry. Even with the improved school meals, I am still concerned about the meat sourcing and continued use of heavily [...]

It’s Bigger Than Just School Lunch

Posted September 6th, 2012 by

As many blog posts as I have written bemoaning school lunches and nutrition for kids, it’s refreshing to share good news. Here’s an updated menu with the proposed USDA changes for better nutrition for school meals. It’s much improved and I was even surprised to see jicama on the ingredients list. What I like most [...]

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Why Kids Eat What They Do (or Don’t)

Posted April 20th, 2012 by

This is an updated and adapted version of the second of a three-part series that originally appeared at The (ex) Expatriate’s Kitchen blog. I first started this article series when I realized how many other influences there are on my child’s diet. I was trying to buy plastic food and a grocery cart for my [...]

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