Latest Lunch Stories

2010-09-08 17:36:00

HOCKESSIN, Del., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Produce for Better Health Foundation applauds the launch of the Lunchbox Winners produce program by Safeway Inc., one of the nation's largest supermarket chains. The program will be featured in 1,523 stores across the nation. The goal of the new program is to offer parents an easy solution for school lunches and snack ideas that are better for kids and easy for parents. The inspiration for the program came from Safeway's desire to support the...

2010-09-01 08:00:00

BOULDER, Colo. and AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- With an ambitious vision to place a healthy salad bar in every public school in America, Chef Ann Cooper's Food, Family, Farming Foundation (F3) and America's leading natural and organic foods supermarket, Whole Foods Market®, announced today that the Great American Salad Bar Project's grant application is now open for schools to apply for a free salad bar kit. The window to apply for the grant at...

2010-08-25 10:30:00

Possible factors: Tight budgets, lack of compliance, a la carte items With children going back to school, parents are concerned that their youngsters are staying fit and eating right, especially those who dine in a school cafeteria. New research funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture finds that children who eat school lunches that are part of the federal government's National School Lunch Program are more likely to become overweight. The same research study found, however, that children...

2010-08-12 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI), the leading natural and organic foods supermarket, its shoppers and Chef Ann Cooper, the nation's "Renegade Lunch Lady," have joined forces for a second year to help bring fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and healthy proteins to school lunch programs and raise awareness around healthier school food through a project that will fund salad bars for public schools across the country. "With childhood obesity...

2010-08-08 21:18:38

Popeye cartoons, tasting parties and junior cooking classes can help increase vegetable intake in kindergarten children, according to new research published in the journal Nutrition & Dietetics.Researchers at Mahidol University in Bangkok found the type and amount of vegetables children ate improved after they took part in a program using multimedia and role models to promote healthy food.Twenty six kindergarten children aged four to five participated in the eight week study. The...

2010-07-08 14:20:41

A new study has found that children who regularly sit down to family meals and get plenty of vegetables in their diet tend to be thinner than their peers. Greek researchers interviewed 1,138 children between the ages 9 and 13 about their diets and physical activities.  The team used information to identify five general diet and lifestyle patterns across the group.  One pattern was labeled the "dinner, cooked meals and vegetables" pattern.  Children who followed this pattern...

2010-06-30 11:44:00

FRIANT, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Table Mountain Casino offers more! In addition to the best rewards program in the Valley, the Friant, CA Casino also provides their guests with tantalizing cuisine at an amazing value. And beginning July 1st, Table Mountain Casino's dining guests will receive even MORE for LESS! Starting in July, the Mountain Feast Buffet will extend their hours and offer the endless bounty of culinary delights for a lower price! In addition to this already...

2010-06-18 01:28:00

LONDON, June 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Well let's face it do you really think about getting 5 fruit and vegetables into your diet each day? We're hardly likely to remember to get 3 or 4 let alone the minimum standard of 5, research suggests that this is the bare minimum we should be including in our daily intake. So here at realbuzz.com we've come up with our top 15 ways to ensure you get your 5 a day. Just another handy guide from the healthy active living site! - Start the day with...

2010-06-15 12:16:00

MINNEAPOLIS, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AchieveMpls is participating in the Summer Food Service program July 6 - July 29. The program, which provides meals to children at a closed enrollment site, is paid for with federal dollars available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Meals will be provided to all children ages 1-18 without charge enrolled in the program. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of...

2010-05-19 06:00:00

CHICAGO, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The combination of work stress and economic pressures appears to be playing a role in the U.S. labor force's weight gain. Overall, 44 percent of workers say they have gained weight in their current jobs, up slightly from 43 percent in 2009, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. Nearly one-third (32 percent) of workers say that stress contributed to their weight gain at work. The survey was conducted from February 10 through March 2, 2010 among more...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'