On January 7th, I wrote about a press release promoting an unpublished University of Maryland (UMD) study that recommended a chocolate milk drink to help high school football players recover from concussions. The press release mentioned that, as a result Read More »
The Senate Agriculture Committee has scheduled a markup of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) for January 20th; this legislation sets rules for federal programs like school lunch that feed tens of millions of children, most of them low income. For Read More »
A well-known chef leaves a flourishing restaurant career in Europe to come to America to fix school lunch. Sound familiar? No, I am happy to report that this is not the second coming of Jamie Oliver.
Just before the holidays, Read More »
Give yourself diabetes while you’re trying to fix brain damage? That’s the question that came to mind reading this press release from the University of Maryland titled “Concussion-Related Measures Improved in High School Football Players Who Drank New Chocolate Milk.” Read More »
As a parent, I’m constantly reminded that the junk food industry spends billions of dollars to undermine the work I do to keep my children healthy. Fortunately, there are advocates who help to push back against this onslaught.
On the Read More »
Myths about healthy school lunch rules reached a new level of crazy recently with the misleading claim that adding a dash of spice to garnish a school lunch is forbidden. That bogus assertion was made by a marketing specialist with Read More »
Although you would never know it from the inaction in Congress, it’s time to renew child nutrition legislation, including the rules for food sold and served in schools. As recently as 2010’s Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act, Congress still made Read More »
Last week on The Lunch Tray, I broke an exclusive story regarding a new documentary film McDonald’s hopes to screen in middle and high schools under the guise of “nutrition education.” Two days later, as growing national press coverage brought Read More »