Why Moms Are Still Not Lovin’ It

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One year ago this month, I travelled to Oak Brook, Illinois to attend the annual McDonald's shareholder meeting along with five other moms:  Sally Kuzemchak of Real Mom Nutrition; Casey Hinds of KY Healthy Kids; Leah Segedie, founder of the … [Continue reading]

More Time to Comment on Healthier Daycare Meals

I've been writing quite a bit in the last few months about meals in federally funded daycare centers.  In September, I had a piece on Civil Eats which showed how unhealthy foods like Rice Krispies treats, donuts, and Pop Tarts were permissible in the … [Continue reading]

The Specter of the Starving Student Athlete

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When I started writing The Lunch Tray in 2010, an actual week's menu in Houston ISD included breaded chicken sandwiches, cheeseburgers, chicken fried steak fingers with cream gravy, beef taco nachos, beef taco salad, pepperoni pizza and Frito Pie … [Continue reading]

An Encouraging School Food Story From Maine

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Earlier this week, I received this lovely email: Hello Bettina, Our entire office follows your blog, we love your perspective and energy. Your recent posts inspired us to send an opinion piece to our our local paper, which resulted in today's … [Continue reading]