The Answer Sheet: School Lunch


Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 05/10/2013

'Yuck: A 4th Grader's Short Documentary About School Lunch'

A fourth grader secretly films what kids are being served in a New York City elementary school and makes an award-winning film about it.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:01 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  School Lunch, Watch The Trailer

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 11/12/2010

Palin: Parents should decide what kids eat in school

An effort by the Pennsylvania Board of Education to encourage public schools to limit sweets and introduce more healthy foods has attracted an unlikely critic: Sarah Palin.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 11/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health | Tags:  banning sweets, child nutrition act, cookies, michelle obama, nutrition, nutrition guidelines, obesity, obesity epidemic, palin cookies, pennsylvania board of education, sarah palin, school breakfast, school lunch

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 11/11/2010

Yes, you can teach kids to eat broccoli

I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it, but at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School in Washington D.C., chef Lisa Dobbs runs a food program that has young students relishing broccoli, tilapia encrused with panko, boureks with beef or vegetables, and other foods not commonly embraced by kids.

By Valerie Strauss  |  08:13 AM ET, 11/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health | Tags:  bill shore, charter schools, child nutrition act, elsie whitlow stokes, first lady michelle obama, jeff bridges, lisa dobbs, michelle obama, nutrition education, obesity, school lunch, share our strength, stokes charter school, whole foods

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 10/21/2010

Kudos for D.C. school meal program but hold applause for Congress

D.C. public schools officials deserve an ovation for a new program to feed dinner to about 10,000 students in an effort to help improve childhood nutrition and ensure that kids don’t go hungry. But let's hold the applause for Congress.

By Valerie Strauss  |  10:41 AM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  D.C. Schools, D.C. Schools | Tags:  d.c. schools, dinners at school, food stamps, healthy meals, hunger, michelle rhee, nutrition, obama administration, school breakfast, school dinners, school lunch, school meals, school nutrition act

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 04/25/2010

Banning cookies: Is this school going too far?

A Tucson school bans all processed foods, meaning kids can't even bring a cookie for lunch or risk having it taken away. Is this school going overboard?

By Valerie Strauss  |  03:42 PM ET, 04/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health | Tags:  Children's Success Academy, charter schools, health, obesity epidemic, school lunch, school lunch program, school that bans cookies

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 10/19/2009

Obama and sensible school lunch schedules

hen President Obama made a surprise visit today to Viers Mill Elementary School in Silver Spring to share a meal with third- and fifth-graders, he picked a school that has reasonable lunch schedule for its kids. The school says that its students have 30 minutes to eat their lunch every day. But there are plenty of other schools where kids have 15 or 20 minutes to eat. And some students are forced to eat lunch before 11 a.m. How much time for lunch should students get?

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:44 PM ET, 10/19/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Health | Tags:  President Obama, Viers Mill Elementary School, school lunch

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 09/30/2009

Packing School Lunches for Picky Eaters

My mother was a magnificent cook invited into the kitchens of the finest chefs in France. Every dinner was a delicious experiment. But she insisted that my two sisters and I eat the lunch served at school. Now I know that my mother didn’t pack us lunches because she didn’t want to. It was too annoying a task.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:30 AM ET, 09/30/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Parents | Tags:  parents, school lunch