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- School Food Heros/Success Stories
- Scratch Cooking in Schools
- Sugar
- Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (Including Fruit Juice)
- Junk Food Marketing
- Relationship Between Academic Achievement and Diet and Physical Activity
- Food Dyes
- Salad Bars
- Farm to School Programs
- Water
- Vending Machines
- Corporate Influence on School Food
- Plate Waste
- School Food Policy and Law, including Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA)

School Food Heros/Success Stories

- Let them eat kale: How a school lunch lady cracked the picky eater code

- Why Have a School Food Truck? The success of Boulder's Munchie Machine

Scratch Cooking in Schools

- Minneapolis Leader Turns School Cafeterias Into 'Real Kitchens'

- Minnesota schools on a health kick following federal regulations

- Smarter School Lunches: Healthy, local food for all kids? "Renegade Lunch Lady" Ann Cooper is starting a revolution in school cafeterias
- Murrieta Mesa High School (story on installation of tilting skillet and move to scratch cooking, saving money)


- Facts About Added Sugars

- Obese Children's Health Rapidly Improves With Sugar Reduction Unrelated to Calories

- The Relationship of Sugar to Population-Level Diabetes Prevalence: An Econometric Analysis of Repeated Cross-Sectional Data

- Dietary Sugars Intake and Cardiovascular Health: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (Including Fruit Juice)

- Relation between consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and childhood obesity: a prospective, observational analysis

- Consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, artificially sweetened beverages, and fuit juice and incidence of type 2 diabetes: systematic review, meta-analysis, and estimation of population attributable fraction

- Energy Drinks and Youth Self-Reported Hyperactivity/Inattention Symptoms

- 'Snack Crack': Our Children's Addiction to Sugar

Junk Food Marketing

- Black and Hispanic Youth Disproportionately Targeted With Advertising for Unhealthy Food and Beverages

- The Dark Side of Marketing Healthy Food to Children

- Gatorade G-Force Infiltrates High Schools Under Guise of "Hydration Education"

- Parents Are Still Being Duped Into Giving Their Kids High Sugar Drinks

Relationship Between Academic Achievement, Diet/School Food and Physical Activity

- How the quality of school lunch affects students' academic performance

- Physical Inactivity and Unhealthy Dietary Behaviors and Academic Achievement

Food Dyes

- Seeing Red: Time for Action on Food Dyes

Salad Bars

- Why Should Schools Have Salad Bars?

- Salad Bars and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Elementary Schools: A Plate Waste Study

- Inside School Food Episode 6, Salad Bars Part 1: Riverside Unified School District

- Riverside Unified School District Farmers' Market Salad Bar Program Implementation Guide

- The Facts About Salad Bars: How to win over naysayers and show them it can be done

Farm to School Programs

- The Benefits of Farm to School

- Farm To School Programs Invest Nearly $800 Million In Local Economies


- More Water at Lunchtime Can Help Curb Childhood Obesity
- Easy access may boost kids' water consumption

- Got Water? Most Kids, Teens Don't Drink Enough

Vending Machines

- Miami-Dade School Cafeterias Get High-Tech, Healthy Makeovers

- Chicagoans choose healthy food over junk in vending-machines: study

- Chicago Vending Machines Turn a Healthy Profit

Corporate Influence on School Food

- Big Food Dominates the School Nutrition Association's Latest Conference

Plate Waste

- Salad Bars and Fruit and Vegetable Consumption in Elementary Schools: A Plate Waste Study

- Plate Waste

- Study shows no increased waste in fruits and vegetables after implementation of new school lunch guidelines

- Students Throw Away Less Food With New Healthier School Lunches

School Food Policy and Law, including Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA)

- Kids are eating less whole grains and more sugary milk in school lunches this year - see how federal rules have changed for the worse

- New school meal standards significantly increase fruit, vegetable consumption

- Student Participation

- New York Times Says "Students Hate Healthy Lunches" - a rebuttal by The Lunch Tray

- Schools That Offer Both Healthier Meals and Snacks Report Revenue Holds Steady Overall

- Rules to make school lunches healthier are working, study finds

- Smart Snacks in School

- Childhood Obesity

- Fruits and Vegetables in Schools: Implementing Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

- Sodium in School Food: Implementing Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

- Whole Grains in Schools: Implementing Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

- Children's Health Isn't a Partisan Issue


"Healthy foods, drinks and snacks will improve student performance. Junk in, junk out. You are what you eat. My 4th grade science teacher told us that, and I've always believed it." - an RFKM supporter

"Huge amounts of food from the school "cafeterias" are pitched every day by students. The food initially is appealing but after tasting it, few students eat much of it. From Kindergarten on I urged my three grandchildren (and their parents) to pack lunches. My grandkids agree - their packed lunch is better.".
- an MCPS grandparent


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