School Lunches http://www.kunc.org en The Latest Wacky Food Adventure: A Year Without Sugar http://www.kunc.org/post/latest-wacky-food-misadventure-year-without-sugar Why would anyone put her family of four through a radical food experiment that would deprive her children of Halloween candy and chocolate-chip cookies?<p>A cynic who happens upon Eve Schaub's recently published book, <em>Year Of No Sugar,</em> might say that banning sugar from your home for a year to document the effects on your family is no more than a gimmick veiled in a health halo, and a harsh one, at that. "This experiment was pretty much guaranteed to wreak all kinds of unpredictable havoc with our lives," Schaub admits early on in the memoir. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:07:00 +0000 55374 at http://www.kunc.org The Latest Wacky Food Adventure: A Year Without Sugar New Rules Would Curb How Kids Are Sold Junk Food At School http://www.kunc.org/post/new-rules-would-curb-how-kids-are-sold-junk-food-school If you want to teach kids to adopt healthier eating habits, it's probably unwise to give them coupons for fast food chains at school.<p>And those advertisements for sugary sodas on the gymnasium scoreboard? Seems like another mixed message schools are sending kids.<p>That's why the White House and U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed new <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2014-04100.pdf">school wellness guidelines</a> Tuesday aimed at cracking down on the widespread marketing of less-than-nutritious foods to kids on campus during the school day. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:34:00 +0000 Maria Godoy 54290 at http://www.kunc.org New Rules Would Curb How Kids Are Sold Junk Food At School For Lower-Income Students, Snow Days Can Be Hungry Days http://www.kunc.org/post/lower-income-students-snow-days-can-be-hungry-days For many Americans it's been a harsh, disruptive winter, from the country's Northern edges to the Deep South.<p>When cold snaps and blizzards shutter schools, kids miss more than their daily lessons. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:47:00 +0000 54020 at http://www.kunc.org For Lower-Income Students, Snow Days Can Be Hungry Days Cash Or Credit? How Kids Pay For School Lunch Matters For Health http://www.kunc.org/post/cash-or-credit-how-kids-pay-school-lunch-matters-health American kids have a problem with obesity, according to the <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/">most recent studies</a>. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:37:00 +0000 Shankar Vedantam 53488 at http://www.kunc.org Cash Or Credit? How Kids Pay For School Lunch Matters For Health Carrot Juice Instead of Coke? USDA Proposes New School Snack Rules http://www.kunc.org/post/carrot-juice-instead-coke-usda-proposes-new-school-snack-rules The Department of Agriculture has proposed a new "<a href="http://www.fns.usda.gov/cga/020113-snacks.pdf" target="_blank">Smart Snacks in School</a>" rule that aims to promote more healthful options in school vending machines, snack bars and cafeterias across the country.<p>The USDA's updated regulations, which are open to public comment for 60 days, will set nutrition standards and calorie limits for snack foods that are sold in schools.<em> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:45:00 +0000 39611 at http://www.kunc.org Carrot Juice Instead of Coke? USDA Proposes New School Snack Rules