You might not take your kids all that seriously when they complain about the gross mystery meat served in their school cafeteria, but the children in some schools in Hawkins County, Tennessee had a right to complain last week when they were served pork that had been sitting in the freezer since 2009. [More]
For students in the public schools of Portland, Maine, the next year — and the foreseeable future — will be devoid of in-class pizza or cupcake parties, and all the high-calorie snacks and beverages sold at sporting events and dances will be replaced with healthier options. Even the teachers have to bring their own sugary sodas to work.
Many U.S. states have been trying to slow the onward march of childhood obesity by creating laws that restrict the sale of junk food and sugary drinks in schools, and now a new study says those efforts may have worked. It’s the first study of its kind to look into whether school food rules are doing what they’re supposed to — promoting healthier lifestyles for kids.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture really wants kids to eat better, especially during school lunches where parents have a lesser impact on what their children shove down their gullets. To that extent, it is spending $2 million researching how to trick them into picking healthier meal options.