Archive | April, 2011

Lunch Wrap Up – Week of April 25th

Enjoyed the royal wedding? I did. I really needed a little escapism. The April 11th issue of Newsweek said it the best with the headline, “In a world gone to hell — thank God, a wedding.” I just needed a some happy news. It sounds super cheesy, but a love story with a prince was a perfect ending to a tough week. […]

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Friday: Lunch Literature Book Club

The results are in — our book for the next three months is Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal. Poll results were 58% for Fast Food Nation to Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life‘s 41%. Fast Food Nation has been in print since 2002 and so it WILL be […]

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Breakfast in the classroom: example two

Beef sausage biscuit, applesauce, and milk This breakfast is from before spring break. I don’t really remember anything else about that morning. The kids ate most of it. They were hungry. Do you guys eat biscuit sandwiches frequently? I associate them with McDonald’s breakfasts. I can’t remember the last time I had a biscuit sandwich for breakfast. […]

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Titanium Spork Award Winner!

Congrats Chef Ann Cooper — She won the Titanium Spork Award for January/February! I’ll be sending it out soon! Thanks for everything you do to help kids get the nutrition they need to be successful in school. (Aside: do any of you talented readers do design work? I’d love to create a logo for the […]

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Meeting Ed Bruske in DC (part one)

When I went to DC for Mom Congress, I wanted to make time to meet Ed Bruske. He’s the writer, chef, and gardener behind the blogs The Slow Cook and Better DC School Food. As much as I wanted to visit the friends I have there (and their adorable families), I didn’t tell them I was […]

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Ups and Downs in Food News (with exclamation points!)

I’m always reading blogs and news. I’ll get general headlines from Google News and Yahoo! News and then I read/skim blogs on my Google Reader (here’s a tutorial on how to set it up). Watching the news on the TV is too depressing. Do I want to hear about the latest violent crimes one after another? No. […]

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Lunch Wrap Up – Week of April 11th (Daddified)

While I was at Mom Congress last week, my husband was charged with making our son’s lunches two days in a row. I was a little worried about how that would go, but I tried not to let it show. Of course my husband reads me like a book. My husband confessed that he was a little nervous too, […]

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Access to water

Many of you emailed and tweeted this CNN article to me: For schoolchildren, where’s the water? Some surprising statistics: Only 15% of kids (middle-school age) consume adequate amounts of water. Kids should be consuming half of their daily water intake at school. Children should get 6-8 glasses of water per day. Teenagers need 11 glasses per day […]

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