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#RADIO – Junk Food, School Lunches, Better Food, and You

September 17, 2012
Let’s talk about junk food. As cities around the country spark controversy by proposing trans-fat bans, as well as bans on large size sugary drinks, more and more people are talking about junk food, particularly how to tackle it. And this is a great time to have the conversation because kids are...
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New School Meal Nutrition Standards Get an Improved Grade

September 14, 2012
This article originally appeared in LiveWell Colorado . Students across the country will soon have access to healthier foods in their lunchrooms thanks to new school meal nutrition standards. Although the standards are not everything that LiveWell Colorado hoped for, they certainly constitute a...
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UPDATED: Making the School Day Healthier -- A MomsRising Blog Carnival!

September 13, 2012
As one of Bravo's “Top Chef Masters” and author of Lorena Garcia's New Latin Classics: Fresh Ideas for Favorite Dishes , I’m thrilled to introduce this MomsRising Blog Carnival – Making the School Day Healthier. Healthy and delicious foods are my passion so I’m very happy that kids this year will...
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Parents, Kids Preview School Lunch Updates

September 13, 2012
This article originally appeared in the Examiner . School lunches have become a touchy subject recently, as everyone from parent groups to the federal government to Jamie Oliver have pushed for an overhaul. Considering more than 32 million students eat school-supplied meals, and many of them get...
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Kids’ Lunchtime Wishlists

September 13, 2012
This article originally appeared in the Wishfit blog . School is back in session, and that means many kids are back in the lunch line. Last week I shared some fresh ideas for packed lunches , but what if your kids buy lunch? Are they happy with the lunch offerings at their school? Are you? In...
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UPDATED: Making the School Day Healthier -- A MomsRising Latino Blog Carnival!

September 13, 2012
As one of Bravo's “Top Chef Masters” and author of Lorena Garcia's New Latin Classics: Fresh Ideas for Favorite Dishes , I’m thrilled to introduce this MomsRising Latino Blog Carnival -- Making the School Day Healthier. Healthy and delicious foods are my passion so I’m very happy that kids this...
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Riverside School Cafeterias are Changing for the Best

September 13, 2012
This post originally appeared in Presley's Pantry food blog. I don’t usually drive an hour and a half out of my way in the dead of heat to visit a high school cafeteria. That’s exactly what I did last month when I was invited to come to Arlington High School in Riverside. The Riverside school...
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Dads Support Healthy Foods in Schools, Too

September 12, 2012
Like many parents, I’m excited that the 2012-2013 school-year has begun—the kids may already be grumbling about homework, but we parents know that while summertime can be good fun for the family, it can also be exhausting. I’m even more excited that my kids will have access healthier and more...
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Report from the Front Line: The Concession Stand

September 12, 2012
DALLAS, TX -- Since Hector P. Garcia Middle School joined the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program two years ago, nurse Sandra Coleman has been intent on making impactful changes. She is greatly concerned by the increase in childhood obesity rates and has learned that...
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Stopping Junk Food Companies and other Marketers from Targeting Our Kids Online By Putting Parents First

September 6, 2012
Kids today are the online generation, whether they are using mobile phones, laptops, PCs or playing games and connecting on social media. They are also at the epicenter of a powerful digital advertising apparatus that stealthily tracks and targets them so they can be sent interactive ads for junk...
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