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It’s Food Day — What Are Your Kids Eating Today? (School Lunch Check-In)

October 24th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Today is Food Day 2012,* last week was National School Lunch Week — so it seems like a good time to check in on what our kids have been eating in school. While our county public schools advertise all the right buzz words — whole grains! local produce! fresh fruit! — the menu could still [...]

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Tags: apples · food for thought · food politics · lunch box · school lunch · take action

Lunch Box Lessons {and Giveaway!}

September 7th, 2011 · 16 Comments

The foodie boy began kindergarten yesterday (sniff), and now that I’ve successfully packed my first two brown bag lunches I thought I’d pass on my expert advice. Kidding — but I am employing a couple strategies learned from our summer experimentation. And I welcome any tips from those of you with more experience than I! [...]

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Tags: healthy eating · lunch box

10 Posts I Didn’t Write in 2010

December 30th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Before I pull together my own year-in-review for 2010, I wanted to share 10 posts I didn’t write in 2010, but wish I had. These are posts from the blogs that fill my feed reader, the ones I turn to throughout the year for support and inspiration. If you’re not already reading them, I hope [...]

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Tags: food for thought · food politics · foodblogs · foodietot faves

5 {links} for Friday

April 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Ah, Friday… 1.Family Gardening on your spring agenda? Katie at goodLife eats is organizing a weekly GrowCookEat blog event, beginning now. Hope to see you there! 2. (School) Lunch Bite of the Week: You know that meager increase in federal school lunch funds approved recently by the Senate Agriculture Committee? To pay for it, they’re [...]

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Speak Up TODAY for School Lunch

March 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee is debating Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s legislation to reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act. Unfortunately, Sen. Lincoln’s $4.5 billion bill falls well short of the $10 billion requested by President Obama and amounts to only 6 cents more per meal per child. (Read more here.) Take two minutes TODAY to send an [...]

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