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Shut up and eat your mystery meat October 11, 2007

Posted by sneaks in adult, display topics, Fall, nonfiction.
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The nation celebrates National School Lunch Week October 15-19. The site is worth a click perhaps for the terrifying characters alone. Yumi Rice Bowl is gonna appear in my nightmares, that’s for sure.

School lunch has been getting a lot of attention in recent years, due to bad news about childhood obesity and worse news about school budgets.

For example, a new study by the Center for Ecoliteracy emphasizes how good nutrition can affect children’s health and school performance. The Edible Schoolyard is a project out of Berkeley that promotes school gardens as sources of nutrition education, science education, and lunchroom veggies.

A new book by Jessica Seinfeld helps parents make it work. Click “more” to see others.

Healthy food for kids:

The family kitchen : easy and delicious recipes for parents and kids to make and enjoy together / Debra Ponzek. 641.5 P

Brown bag success: making healthy lunches your kids won’t trade. 641.53

The sneaky chef : simple strategies for hiding healthy foods in kids’ favorite meals / by Missy Chase Lapine. 641.562 L

Superfoods for babies and children / Annabel Karmel. 641.5622 K

Feed me, I’m yours / Vicki Lansky ; illustrated by Kathy Rogers. 641.5622 L

Kid favorites made healthy / [editor, Jan Miller]. 641.563 K

Chef Bobo’s good food cookbook : [smart recipes for happy, healthy kids] / [by Robert W. Surles]. 641.563 S

Deceptively delicious : simple secrets to get your kids eating good foods / Jessica Seinfeld. 641.5973 S

Cool lunches to make & take : easy recipes for kids to cook / Lisa Wagner. ON ORDER

Invite kids to take part with a selection of kid cookbooks. Find many in 641.5123.

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