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Coalition for Healthy School Food

Advocating for Healthy School Food

To be compliant with the United States Department of Agriculture School Meal Program, each lunch must offer five components: vegetable, fruit, protein, grain (must be 50% whole grain – which is called 100% whole grain rich, and may contain preservatives and high-fructose corn syrup), and milk.

Kids playing at the MUSE school

Interview with MUSE School’s Rebecca Amis

Launched by Rebecca Amis and Suzy Amis Cameron in 2006 with just 11 students, today’s MUSE School fully embodies the founding philosophy that young people should have rights, as well as a voice and a choice in their education. With caring and compassionate teachers, playful classrooms, and opportunities for exploration and reflection at every turn, MUSE has become an educational oasis for parents who recognize the enormous value in kindling each child’s own unique spark.

From Candy to Broccoli

From Candy To Broccoli Food Literacy as an Educational Priority

Our children are growing up in a world very different from the world that most adults experienced in their youth. In terms of food and nutrition, these differences are profound and have had and are continuing to have a major impact on our health and the health of the planet. It is important to recognize the implications of these changes from a public health, environmental, and educational perspective.

Dealing with picky eaters

Dealing with Picky Eaters

Fact of life: Kids can be picky. But this shouldn’t deter you from making healthy diet changes for your family! Here are a few tips for dealing with your picky eaters:

Harvesting Nature’s Joy

Harvesting Nature’s Joy

Today was a super exciting day in the Tien family household - we harvested our first potatoes out of the garden! All of us were equally excited to push aside the mounds of straw and dirt, revealing the pale, speckled Kennebecs hiding in the soil.

What's for lunch

What’s For Lunch?

The latest version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans was recently published by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and, except for some minor adjustments in format and design, and the addition of two new guidelines

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