Untitled 1 Real Food for Kids - Montgomery, LLC


02/09/17 - The Baltimore Sun
Something to chew on: Howard County earns state's top billing for school food

01/15/17 - The Washington Post
Report card on school food in Maryland: Lots of C's, one A, two B's

12/22/16 - WTOP
Which Md. school systems make the grade for healthy food picks?

12/20/16 - Besthesda Beat
Montgomery County Public Schools Earns a 'C' for Lunches on School Food Scorecard

9/28/16 - The Lunch Tray
Under Parent Pressure, School District Ditches Doritos and Cheetos

4/06/16 - Bethesda Magazine
Advocates for Healthier Foods in Schools to Gather for First 'Salad Bar Summit' in Rockville

8/24/15 - ABC DC
Montgomery Co. Public Schools score poorly in nutrition survey
Lindsey Parsons on WJLA - ABC DC

6/11/15 - Northwood News (see p. 11)
RFKM Wins 'School Activist' Azalea Award from Takoma Park

5/08/15 - The Washington PostDonate
Children's Health Isn't a Partisan Issue

4/14/15 - Bethesda Now
My Two Cents: Debating Healthy Food In MCPS

3/18/14 - Potomac Almanac
Letter: Why Oppose Improving School Food?

3/17/15 - Politico Morning Agriculture
Maryland Bill Would Keep Artificial Flavors, Colors & Sweeteners out of Schools

11/21/14 - 'The Churchill Observer
MCPS to remove chemical additives from cafe food

11/12/14 - Blair silverchips
Additional chemicals to be prohibited in MCPS meals

11/6/14 - The Montgomery Sentinel
Real food for Montgomery County

10/22/14 - The Gazette
New effort draws students to breakfast

10/20/14 - Food Service Director
Maryland district bans certain chemicals in foods

10/17/14 - CBS DC
Doritos, Fruit Snacks Get the Boot as Montgomery County Schools Ban Certain Additives

10/16/14 - The Gazette
Montgomery schools to prohibit certain chemicals in foods

10/16/14 - Bethesda Now
MCPS Getting Rid Of Some Cafeteria Snack Foods

10/16/14 - Bethesda Magazine
MCPS to Restrict Certain Additives in Cafeteria Food

10/1/14 - Bethesda Now
Advocates Honor Bethesda School For Healthy Food Changes

8/26/14 - NBC Bay Area, from School Nutrition Association SmartBrief
Smart Snacks in Schools: What's In & What's Out

8/6/14 - The Gazette
Montgomery County student survey highlights drugs, food, bullying

6/4/14 - The Gazette
Parents urge Montgomery school board to add more healthy foods

3/30/14 - El Tiempo Latino
Padres de Montgomery piden men's saludables en las escuelas

3/27/14 - Somos Montgomery
Comidas en las Cafeter'as MCPS

3/26/14 - The Gazette
Montgomery council, advocates push for healthy school foods

3/26/14 - The Gazette
Thanks to Rice, Leventhal on school food initiative

3/17/14 - Bethesda Now
MCPS Says It's Doing A Lot To Make School Menus Healthier

3/13/14 - ABC 7
Council members want students to get unlimited fruits, vegetables

3/12/14 - The Gazette
County Council members want Montgomery students to get unlimited fruits, vegetables

3/12/14 - Bethesda Now
Food Fight Could Be Brewing Over MCPS Cafeteria Options'

February 2014 - Northwood News
Neighborhood Resident Named 'Community Hero' By Civic Federation for 'Real Food for Kids' Program (p. 4)

1/14/14 - Bethesda Now
Snow Day MCPS Menu Change Irks 'Real Food' Group

12/12/13 - Montgomery Sentinel
Surrender the pink: County Schools to eliminate strawberry milk from menu following parent concerns

12/11/13 - CBS DC
Strawberry Milk to be Removed from Montgomery County Schools

12/10/13 - Washington Post
Strawberry milk is to be banished from school cafeterias in Montgomery County

12/5/13 - Bethesda Now
Say Goodbye to Strawberry Milk in MCPS

12/3/13 - The Churchill Observer
Food Forum Focuses on How to Improve Lunch Menu

11/6/13 - The Gazette
School Food Forum Discusses Recipe of Change

10/30/13 - Washington Post
School lunchrooms: Students may buy Cheetos, but some argue for healthier foods

10/30/13 - The Gazette
Montgomery County School Food Forum is Saturday

10/30/13 - Montgomery Sentinel
Changing School Food for the Better

10/9/13 - PreventObesity.net
Gimme Five: Lindsey Parsons (profile)

8/6/13 - Fox 5 News
Snack Machines Stay Dark
Lindsey Parsons on Fox 5 News

8/6/13 - Washington Post'
In Montgomery County, snack machines to stay dark after school

8/2/13 - CBS Radio
Radio Interview with Lindsey Parsons

8/2/13 - CBS DC'
'Real Food for Kids' Group in Md. helps lock up school vending machines

6/27/13 - Washington Post
New USDA snack standards still not strict enough for some Montgomery parents

6/27/13 - Reuters
Also picked up in:
Bangor Daily News
Bayou Buzz
Chicago Tribune
India Times
Oregon Herald
New U.S. school snack food rules clamp down on calories, fat

6/6/13 ' Sherwood HS Warrior'
'Real Food' not a viable option for Montgomery County Schools

5/17/13 - Washington Post'
Montgomery kids to choose recipe contest winner that could be featured in school lunches

4/15/13 - Washington Post
Parents, food service directors debate snacks sneaking into kids' diets at school

4/13/13 - Washington Parent Magazine
Real Food for Kids - Montgomery Seeks Members

3/24/13 - Washington Post, Letter-to-the-editor by Karen Devitt
Cutting out the junk food

3/18/13 - The Black and White - Walt Whitman High School
Inaugural Real Food For Kids event examines BCPS' move toward nutritious food

3/12/13 - The Gazette
Montgomery parent group wants school snacks sacked

3/12/13 - Washington Post
Montgomery parents want 'real food' in school cafeterias

2/25/13 - Takoma Park City Council Meeting Testimonies on behalf of grant for RFKM
17:23 Testimony by RFKM Members (Lindsey Parsons, Stephanie Hartman and Jane Welna)
1:44:15 The council's discussion and voting on our grant
1:46:57 Council Member Shultz's comments

10/17/12 - Letter to the Editor, The Gazette
Don't ask kids about healthy food; just do it


"It costs so much to treat people later for diseases that stem from school years. The time is overdue to take a long-term vision and ensure healthiness from childhood.

- an RFKM supporter

"If the school lunches were healthier, I would probably allow my children to have the choice of buying them. Unfortunately, I find the offerings
unhealthy -- processed, too much sugar, and full of unhealthy ingredients that I don't want my children to be exposed to. Good eating habits start at a young age and our children deserve better meals than what is currently on offer at the schools. Offer them healthy food and you might be surprised."

- an MCPS parent


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