Summer Food Program For Kids is Expanding

A summer food program for kids is expanding, thanks to a $20,000 grant from a major packaged foods company. In Columbia, Missouri, the Summer Food 4 Kids program is held at four sites in areas where there is a high need. Children receive bagged lunches when the stop...

Kids Choose More Vegetables In the Lunch Line

A new study has found that kids choose more vegetables in the lunch line than when the salad bar is away from the line. “We were surprised, not that there was a difference in amounts of fruits and vegetables that students took and consumed, but by the size of the...

Free Lunch and Breakfast for School Kids

Children are getting a free lunch, and  a free breakfast too.  The saying “There’s no such thing as a free lunch” doesn’t apply to the Guadalupe school district, where school aged children can get the first two meals of the day for free five...

Learning About Lunchtime Etiquette

Parents and schools are working together to encourage children in learning about lunchtime etiquette. In Utah, the Weber and Ogden school districts don’t have a specific policy on lunch room behavior, so they leave it up to the individual schools to set those...