Improving school lunches one step at a time

I attended a meeting tonight to talk about positive changes we could propose to the food service director of our school district.  From what I hear he isn’t exactly the most open person when it comes to promoting healthy changes.  We have to speak in a language he is familiar with – the bottom dollar.  […]

Easy Lunchboxes – Product Review and Giveaway

I know I’ve talked before about the importance of packing a healthy lunch for your kids. That is the most important priority for me, but second is the containers that I use to pack their lunches.  I don’t know about you, but I have so many containers and lids swimming around in a drawer in […]

Meatless Monday now Appearing on our School’s Lunch Menu

As you may know, I am a huge supporter of Meatless Monday and have often promoted it on Twitter and often write and share recipes here on my blog on Mondays.  I don’t have a recipe to share today, but I am happy to share a small victory within the school district that my kids attend.  Meatless […]

It’s Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, It’s also my Passion

My kids go back to school next week and you know what that means?  It means it’s back to me weaseling my way into visiting the cafeteria during my son’s lunch period. You know, to chat.  About things like math, science, oh, the science of some of the cafeteria food, that is.  I have discussed such […]

A School’s Responsibility to Provide a Healthy Lunch Program

I am on a committee to work toward a healthier lunch program in the school district my children attend.  Some will say that feeding our kids healthy starts at home and is ultimately the responsibility of the parents.  I fully agree with this, however, for the one meal a day that the school district provides […]

When the "Lunch Lady" Visited Health Class

Yes, you read that title correctly.  The lunch lady (that’s what Nick called her in this story) visited health class on Friday.  I am guessing she would have preferred a day when my Nick was not in school. Apparently, she wanted some input from the students, and Nick had plenty. Yes, I drill information into his […]

The Day my Son was the Talk of the Cafeteria

Nick came home from school the other day and explained to me that he had been surrounded at his table during lunch.  I couldn’t imagine why.  I mean, I know he is cute, dresses nice, and is a pretty funny kid, but none of those was the reason several kids swooned (at least not on this […]

Food Revolution Friday – Cafeteria Chat

I made, what has turned into, my weekly visit to my son’s cafeteria for a lunchtime visit several days ago. We call it bonding time, but it has turned into an opportunity for some great “tableside” chats about food and what kids in this age group think about food.  By the way, my son loves […]

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Friday

Have you been watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution each week?  He is on a mission to change the way children, and everyone else, eat in our country.  A pretty tall order, but I think he is off to a good start.  Since he can’t visit every city and every home, I thought I would share some of […]

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Friday

So, what are you doing tonight?  Watching television?  Watching a movie?  Going out to dinner perhaps?  No matter what your plans are, you should make it a priority to set your DVR for 9 p.m. EST to record Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. If you aren’t familiar with what this is exactly, I wrote a post about […]