It’s still slow going with school lunch, but efforts to improve the meal are gaining momentum in Miami and around the country.
“Nutrition reform” is still a trending topic, as the USDA issued its new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 a few weeks ago and as school districts continue to adapt to the new school nutrition legislation passed last session. Here are some (relatively) recent links on the topic that I think are worth your time. [...]
The fourth grade girls spoke of last year’s mysterious taco salad. “Nobody [the teachers] saw it but all the students were throwing their taco salads away,” said fourth grader Luly, “because they heard that somebody threw up in class right after eating it.” Something in it might have been expired, the girls said. If you [...]
Photo courtesy of Champuro So there’s shark week (on Discovery), pork week (on Salon.com), and now there’s Lunch Week! If you’re like me, you’re still indignant about the fact that school now starts in the dead of summer. I read in Florida Table today that “school starts” in fall. School starts in AUGUST and it [...]
When I was a full-time teacher, two of my students would bring me chocolate chip cookies. The cookies were immensely satisfying but there was something intriguing about the texture. They were rich and moist, softer than the usual chewy chocolate chip cookie. Whenever I saw the twins approaching me with their sandwich bags, I was [...]
Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. This is Michael Pollan’s succinct nutritional advice. I’ve never heard such a common-sense diet rule. Pollan is a fascinating and level-headed writer on the topics of food, nutrition, food policy, and cultural food habits. Pollan’s new book, In Defense of Food, hit bookshelves this month. He talks about [...]
LISTEN TO INTERVIEW This is the first of a new column called Audio Bites. Audio Bites will feature tasty morsels from conversations about food. This first Audio Bite features excerpts from a conversation with Ronni Litz Julien. She is a nutritionist, author, ABC/WPLG nutrition correspondent, and mother of two children. All of these job [...]