School gives students second chance to eat breakfast

School gives students second chance to eat breakfast

Buckingham County Middle School is rolling out a food cart in between morning classes to offer healthy snacks to those who may have missed breakfast earlier. The school says it’s all about helping the learning process.  Hungry students can’t concentrate. The idea quickly became popular with about 50 percent of the students picking up aRead more about School gives students second chance to eat breakfast[…]

Indiana schools rescue food for kids to take home on weekends

Indiana schools rescue food for kids to take home on weekends

Getting a good breakfast and lunch during school days are life savers for many disadvantaged youth. But what happens during the weekends? One Indiana school district and an innovative nonprofit have teamed up to provide nutritional meals that students in need can take home for the weekend. All because of a little ingenuity by repurposingRead more about Indiana schools rescue food for kids to take home on weekends[…]

Gluten-free microwaves.  Yep, that’s a thing… fortunately!

Gluten-free microwaves. Yep, that’s a thing… fortunately!

A Tucson high school student has won her campaign to get a gluten-free microwave installed so she can dine without fear of serious health effects from celiac disease. Now, after more than three years of campaigning, a dedicated microwave has been installed.  And the student is working with state lawmakers to get gluten-free microwaves inRead more about Gluten-free microwaves. Yep, that’s a thing… fortunately![…]

School’s ‘Bring Your Father to Lunch’ event is tasty success

School’s ‘Bring Your Father to Lunch’ event is tasty success

Since 2015, dads have been showing up to Waterway Elementary School’s annual “100 Men for Lunch” event to encourage fathers to become more engaged with their children starting with a simple cafeteria meal. The Little River, South Carolina school has seen the idea grow every year… now attracting 150 fathers!  Including community volunteer dads fillingRead more about School’s ‘Bring Your Father to Lunch’ event is tasty success[…]

‘Food Waste Warriors’ battle against school lunchtime trash

‘Food Waste Warriors’ battle against school lunchtime trash

Some elementary and middle school students in the Boulder Valley School District in Colorado are helping analyze foods that fellow students are tossing — all in an effort to reduce waste. Called the Food Waste Warriors, students carefully separate and measure discarded items to help the district identify what kids eat and don’t eat.  TheRead more about ‘Food Waste Warriors’ battle against school lunchtime trash[…]

Back to the future: milk machines return to school

Back to the future: milk machines return to school

Individual milk cartons are common at many elementary schools these days.  In Harrisburg, Virginia, however, Bluestone Elementary is revisiting old school milk dispensers for a few good reasons. Depending on the community, milk cartons can’t be recycled.  Kids were throwing out 39,000 unused cartons each year.  And students only finished, on average, 70 percent ofRead more about Back to the future: milk machines return to school[…]

Many schools stay the course as feds loose nutritional rules

Many schools stay the course as feds loose nutritional rules

Getting school kids to eat healthier foods continues to be a challenge.  Yet, many schools believe it’s only a matter of time before more kids start choosing produce over pizza. The federal guidelines have loosened recently in an effort to stem waste.  But many school foodservice directors are not changing the menu to maintain momentumRead more about Many schools stay the course as feds loose nutritional rules[…]