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A Year Of Terrible School Lunches Exposed
2011-10-06 08:53:47

What started as an innocent, if unwelcome school lunch meal, turned into a year-long quest to document what meals were being served to school children daily, Huffington Post reports. In all, Sarah Wu ate 162 school lunches in one year. Posting in her anonymous blog as Mrs. Q, Sarah Wu, 34, a speech pathologist in the Chicago public schools, wasn´t happy with the choices that the school presented her with: a soggy hot dog, six tater tots, a Jell-O cup and chocolate milk. “That...

2011-09-29 13:00:00

In observance of National School Lunch Week Oct. 10-14, Ambo Foods, LLC is offering a $5 discount on boxes of their heart-healthy Omega Cookies® to help increase the academic performance of students through better nutrition. Venice FL (PRWEB) September 29, 2011 Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD, co-founder of the Venice-based AMBO Foods company, Omega Cookie® says the is a perfect addition to school lunch or an afternoon snack. âœWe believe in providing healthy, yet...

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2011-08-08 08:45:00

Recently researchers tested packed lunches of more than 700 school children and found less than two percent of the meats, vegetables and dairy products were in a safe temperature zone, increasing the risk of foodborne illness for the children who bring them into day care and school. "It was a shock when we discovered that more than 90 percent of the perishable items in these packed lunches were kept at unsafe temperatures," said Fawaz Almansour, a doctoral student at the University of Texas...

2011-06-28 07:00:00

TACOMA, Wash., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Childhood obesity affects 17% of all children and adolescents in the United States. Recognizing this growing epidemic plaguing our nation, Metro Parks Tacoma has partnered with Subway® Restaurants to overhaul the nutritional value of summer lunches the district provides in its parks through the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. Metro Parks is the only public agency in the state partnering with a national restaurant...

2011-06-22 08:00:00

PALM DESERT, Calif., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When specialty dating service It's Just Lunch asked 5000 singles, "When you are on a first date, what thought is going through your head?" they received an unexpected result: Not only did men and women have different top answers, but the first choice given by 47% of men, "Could we have a relationship together?" was one that in the past would have seemed more typical of women. Instead, women's top answer, given by 50% of those polled, was...

2011-06-08 16:46:00

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In keeping with First Lady Michelle Obama's Lets Move Campaign, the USDA just released "MyPlate", a new icon developed to replace the food pyramid. Recognizing that people need simple visual cues for healthy eating, the plate encourages a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy while discouraging overeating. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110608/CG16797) Caroline and Robert Miros of 3rd Stone...

2011-05-26 00:00:27

More Than 900 Nutritious and Delicious Recipes Added to Popular Parenting Site's Food Channel Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 25, 2011 Busy parents looking for healthy, delicious ideas for family meals can now turn to FamilyEducation for great, new recipes. With the recent addition of more than 900 recipes to the popular parenting site's Food Channel, parents will find not only a wealth of great ideas for planning healthy family meals, but also tools for saving their favorite recipes and building...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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