Archive | May, 2010

Guest blogger: Cost calculation of home lunches

Mrs. B from Indiana: I was reading your blog this morning, catching up from this past week, and it occurred to me that I had not done any recent calculations on the cost of meals in my home.  Figuring out the general cost of a meal is one way that I can keep track of […]

Day 81: meatball sub

Today’s menu: meatballs, broccoli, mixed fruit cup, whole wheat hot dog buns, milk I like this meal. I mean, it’s not bad. Today’s fruit cup didn’t taste super sugary so I just think the fruit is floating in fruit juice versus added sugar like HFCS. *** A reader emailed me to say that she feels […]

Guest Blog: Food allergies

Call me Mrs. H.  I am a Stay at Home Mom in an midsize, midwest town.  I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, and I have a 12 year old son, a 9 year old son, and a 5 year old daughter. They are 6th grade, 3rd grade and Kindergarten, respectively. Food allergies have been […]

Day 80: meatloaf

Today’s menu: meatloaf, mystery greens, cornbread muffin, pineapple fruit cup, milk Mystery greens are back! They weren’t as bitter this time: I didn’t have to spit them out. But I still couldn’t finish more than a couple bites. Yuck. The meatloaf looks weird, no? It’s yellowish in color. It tasted like a salty commercial hamburger […]

Guest Blogger: Kids and Body Image

Let me introduce myself to the blog readers out there! My name is Jill (from the Boston area) and I am a semi-recent college graduate who is currently completing an AmeriCorps service year and contemplating how her life and career paths can put her on the front lines of tackling many of the issues this […]

May’s Titanium Spork Award: Please nominate!

I have finally mailed off the titanium spork to Jamie Oliver! I hope he is as excited to accept it as I was to send it off to him! So that means I’m ready for our next nomination for a titanium spork award for May. Please nominate in the comments. I’m looking to give a […]

Open thread: Presidential Physical Fitness Award, Gym and Sports

Please continue to post links to your school district’s school lunch menus. I’m going to figure out what I want to do with all that data… It’s so interesting to see what your kids are eating. *** Our guest poster on Thursday briefly touched on the Presidential Physical Fitness Award and how that is torture […]

Home sweet lunch

Sometimes I have to take a day off. Here’s what I had for a special lunch one day when I was not at work (this fed four): Homemade (vegan) arrabiata sauce, Barilla pasta, focaccia. Salad made of organic baby spinach, kalamata olives, real mozzarella, tomatoes. I may have gotten choked up when I started eating.Great […]

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