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School Lunches Can Be Healthy. New York Chef Bill Telepan Is Showing Us How.

Learn how you can support the effort right here
Apr 30, 2015 11:00 am

Chef Bill Telepan is a longtime volunteer and outspoken propoponent of Wellness in the Schools, a New York-based nonprofit dedicated to inspiring healthy eating and environmental awareness for public-school students. Here, he chats with writer Nicole Schnitzler about the ongoing effort to provide good food to schoolkids.

Breakfast Is The Answer As Schools Get Smart

Good things happen when first period is breakfast
Mar 6, 2015 10:00 am

No Kid Hungry's "Hunger in Our Schools" project suggests a modification of the existing breakfast services, supporting the idea of students eating breakfast together as part of first period. Currently, kids have to enroll in a program, get up much earlier and wait in line. Who wants to sacrifice 15 minutes of social studies for cereal and fruit so you can learn until lunch? Everyone, right?

This Is What School Lunch In Greece, France And South Korea Looks Like

Salad mecca SweetGreen interprets the cafeteria
Feb 27, 2015 10:00 am

Leave it to SweetGreen, every salad lover's personal heaven, to highlight the faults in American public-school lunch. While the chain's foray into school lunches around the world is most definitely styled for the camera, it's hard to imagine this vision is too far off from what that kid is carrying a tray of while trying to figure out who to sit with. 

Gird Your Bacon: Meatless Monday = Evil Brainwashing Propaganda?

Oh wait no, it's just Fox News doing Fox News
Sep 15, 2014 4:35 pm

You'll need to see this clip of Mr. Texas Agriculture Commissioner accosting the most friendly and inoffensive step man has taken towards becoming healthier and more environmentally responsible: Meatless Monday. Now we've seen tantrums thrown over tofu before...usually from picky kids.

Cheese Diaries: Throwback Thursday School Lunch Edition

The cheese in my lunchbox was better than the note
May 8, 2014 3:00 pm

 I also remember some lunches thoughtfully packed by my mom long before she started her career as a chef. She would include notes to the tune of “I love you, don’t let the bullies take your spirit (or milk money)” and knew I would only finish my lunch if she catered to the cheese addiction I developed basically as soon as I grew teeth. This Throwback Thursday, I analyze the friends I sat with at lunch (and actually liked).

Video: Philadelphia Public Schools Learn Lunch Eatiquette

Chef Marc Vetri doesn't serve "raggedy pizza."
Mar 17, 2014 4:00 pm

Eatiquette is a special lunch program which provides students with fresh, cooked-from-scratch meals served family-style, supported by Vetri Foundation For Children. Several public schools in Philadelphia are benefitting from the effects of more nutritious food in a setting that supports healthier dining habits. Take a look inside an Eatiquette lunchroom, where, thanks to Marc Vetri and plenty of community support, kids don't just eat, they dine.    


The Secret Black Market of 1990s Lunchbox Trades

Here's what we were eating instead of school lunch
Jan 9, 2013 12:31 pm

This isn't a processed food bashing sesh. It's a processed food memorial for the previously innocent items parents now get citations for packing their in their kids' lunches. They were fun, and while those days are pretty much behind us, I thought I'd shout out a few things I used to trade for when the black market opened around noon every day. 

Interview With A NYC Prep School Chef

We found a good solid model to follow
Dec 6, 2012 12:31 pm

Just because Michelle Obama and Jamie Oliver aren't in the news every day promoting the cause doesn't mean we're not still obligated to take steps every day towards improving the situation. I hope someday "eat your vegetables" loses its stigma as a brush-off or even punishment, because we all figured out how to make kale chips. Meet someone who's working on it.


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