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Scientists Get Mice High To Explain Why We Get The Munchies

Scientists may have discovered why marijuana makes users run for the Pringles.<p>In a study published on Sunday in the journal Nature Neuroscience, researchers have tied the increased hunger experienced by users to the drug's ability to produce a higher sensitivity to scents and flavors.<p>Smithsonian …

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11 Extravagant Kitchen Gadgets For The Chef Who Has Everything

So what on earth do you get them for the holiday season?<p>We've thought outside the box to choose 11 kitchen essentials that not every die-hard cook has in their kitchen.<p>Some of the cooking accessories are more costly, like the Thermomix blender at $3,500, while others, like an Alesso digital scale, …

Gardens: culinary herbs – but not the usual suspects

The British have a peculiar relationship with herbs. We are attached to our favourites – parsley, rosemary, thyme, basil, mint – yet we are hesitant to stray from these chosen few. There are so many other herbs, the choice can be confusing and yes, there are novelty types – banana mint springs to …

School Lunch Project: Veggie Mac & Cheese Thermos

<b>Are you looking for more delicious ways to send veggies to school?</b> Look no further. This creamy delicious soup is one your kids will love.<p>I really like sending warm school lunches. I've filled my kids thermoses with lasagna, spaghetti, rice, soups... and they are typically very receptive. <i>On the</i> …

Some schools quitting healthier lunch programs - TODAY.com

After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias were losing money.<p>Federal officials say they don't …

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Berkeley's New School Food Study: A Victory for Alice Waters

Edible Schoolyard<p>From 2006 to 2009, researchers at the University of California tracked the eating behaviors of 238 children as they moved from fourth grade into middle school in the Berkeley Unified School District. By analyzing food diaries, questionnaires, and other data, they wanted to tease …

Do Kids Eat More Veggies When Schools Serve Healthier Lunches?

A look at school lunch data<p>You can build it, but will they eat it? In a new study, the U.S. Department of Agriculture examined whether serving more fruits and veggies in school lunches is actually correlated with kids eating more fruits and veggies at lunchtime.<p>The study is especially relevant …

The Problem with Your Child's School Lunch

Is your child's cafeteria failing to provide healthy, nutritious food?<p>Nutrition Labels: 3 Things To Avoid<p>Deep-fried popcorn chicken, tiny taters, bread, barbecue sauce, ketchup, milk. That high-fat, high-sodium, low-fiber menu is a typical lunch at a typical American elementary school. We know …

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'Pink Slime' Makes a School Lunch Comeback in Seven U.S. States

Kids are back in school – and so is the ground beef filler known as “pink slime.” Last year, thousands of U.S. schools rushed to stop feeding their …

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The Sad State Of School Lunch In The U.S. (PHOTOS)

If you'd like to lose your appetite, take a look at this gallery of cafeteria lunches submitted by random high school students from across the country.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Show Us Your School Lunch!<p>The photos come to us from the youth nonprofit DoSomething.org, who have asked teens to share photos of their …

Parents: Parenting News & Advice for Moms and Dads

From ginkgo trees to personalized Connect Four, these wedding gifts will make any couple smile....<p>Patricia Davis and son Kenneth McCray have been …

'Squishy squash': Students post yucky (and yummy) school lunches

Gross and unappetizing school lunches were a popular punch line on kids’ TV shows like “You Can’t Do That on Television.” But for many kids around America, unhealthy school lunches are real – and cause problems more serious than just an upset stomach.<p>Last year the Department of Agriculture passed …

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Are free school meals a good idea?

<b>Mark Littlewood</b><b>, director of the Institute of Economic Affairs</b><p>Let's start with the obvious. Lunch, I hope we can agree, is basically a good thing. Nutritional, uplifting, convivial, educational lunches are even better. And having young kids enjoying these sort of lunches would be simply marvellous. …

Give every child free school lunches, urges Diane Abbott

Every pupil under 16 should get free lunches to help tackle obesity and poor nutrition, Diane Abbott, the shadow public health minister, said.<p>The senior Labour MP said she agreed with the Liberal Democrat plan to give five-to-seven-year-olds a free meal but that it does not go far enough.<p>The idea, …

Some schools drop out of lunch program

School nutrition officials say the new standards for the lunch program strain their budgets and are hard to follow.<p>WASHINGTON — The Agriculture Department says 524 schools — out of about 100,000 — have dropped out of the federally subsidized national school lunch program since the government …

Junk Food Banned From Schools, But Will It Help Fight Obesity?

<b>More Food Policy</b><p>Junk food has gotten a lot of press recently. The USDA just implemented a ban on selling junk foods in schools, including from cafeterias and vending machines. The ban was a provision of the politically popular 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which also included improved …

School Pulls All-Beef Burgers From Menu, Citing Complaints

Students in a Virginia school system are now eating hamburgers with additives in them, after officials heeded their complaints about the appearance and taste of the all-beef burgers it had been serving. The burgers that are now being served include a reported 26 ingredients.<p>As <i>The Washington Post</i> …

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The School Lunch That Saved Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio has a very special place in the celebration of National School Lunch week (October 14-18). For it was teacher Ella Walsh who, in the early 1900's, started one of the nation's earliest school feeding programs.<p>Walsh, who taught at Cincinnati's Jackson School, saw children coming to …

School lunch poisoning: Indian headmistress, husband charged with murder in lunch poisoning that killed 23.

An update on a tragic story we flagged this summer, via the <i>Guardian</i>:<p>A school headteacher and her husband have been charged with murder after 23 …

At These Public Schools, Cafeteria Food Is Healthy, Tasty—and Locavore

From NYC and Portland to Tennessee and Minnesota, school districts are relying on local ingredients and recipes to make school lunch healthier—and yummier<p>School cafeteria food gets a bad rap. But the truth is, as the national farm to school movement has taken off over the past few years, schools …

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Making school meals free for everyone

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How To Serve 1.5 Million School Lunches Across India Every Day

<i>In the lead up to the 2013 Igniting Innovation Summit on Social Entrepreneurship, the Skoll World Forum is featuring the ideas and innovations of several speakers and delegates, all of whom are writing on entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to some of the world’s most pressing social issues.</i> …

Lunch Lady Accused of Paying $1 to Student to Beat Up Classmate

A woman working in a Michigan elementary school lunch room was fired earlier this month after a student said she paid classmates to bully him.<p>An elementary school student and other witnesses alleged a lunch lady paid another student a dollar to beat up a classmate who called her a profane name. …

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3 Food + Technology Trends Go Mainstream in 2012

This year we saw the “end” of Twinkies, the explosion of caffeinated foods, and even DIY marshmallows.<p>But in my opinion, three food issues of great importance finally made it into mainstream American consciousness in 2012, giving us hope for real change in the food system<b>. Food waste, humane animal</b> …

Wired and Bon Appétit Collaborate on Food Issue

Bon Appétit and Wired might seem like strange bedfellows. But when you consider the ever-growing intersection of food and science (think molecular …

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Inuit struggling with food costs in Canada

James Anaya, the United Nations special rapporteur on indigenous peoples’ rights, is making a long-awaited visit to Canada this week to look into challenges facing that country’s First Nations and the Inuit people of the Arctic.<p>Last year, another UN envoy investigating food issues was critical of …