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Posts Tagged ‘nutrition’

Yes on 2H

Yes on 2H

The author and her father My mother is a diabetic. One of my sisters is, too. My father died from complications related to diabetes. Two cousins have died from it and several others have the disease. So, I've been around the disease and it isn't [...]

Vox | How the sugar industry has distorted health science for more than 50 years

Vox | How the sugar industry has distorted health science for more than 50 years

"The sugar industry has a long history of shaping nutrition policy in the United States, working to mask the potential risks of consuming too much of the sweet stuff." Read the entire article at Vox:  How the sugar industry has distorted health [...]

Grist | Lessons from Ann Cooper’s school-food revolution in Boulder

Grist | Lessons from Ann Cooper’s school-food revolution in Boulder

Ann Cooper is conducting a clinic in Boulder on how to rescue school food. Is anyone paying attention? In remaking the lunch line in Boulder schools, Cooper has revealed the federally subsidized school meals program as living somewhere in the [...]

Grist | Boulder rallies around improving its schools’ food

Grist | Boulder rallies around improving its schools’ food

"Dear Parents of the Boulder Valley School District," the appeal begins. "Things are going well, but we need your help. We need at least 30 more kids in each school to start eating lunch so we can sustain our program." So reads a recent letter [...]

Grist | Boulder’s cafeterias embrace the salad-bar challenge

Grist | Boulder’s cafeterias embrace the salad-bar challenge

Every day, U.S. schoolchildren throw tons of vegetables in the trash. The USDA requires that schools participating in the National School Lunch Program offer a certain quantity of vegetables each week. But most schools serve processed foods [...]

Grist | Dragging Boulder school food into the computer age

Grist | Dragging Boulder school food into the computer age

When she arrived in May 2008 to investigate food service in Boulder schools, Beth Collins found that the cooks had to send paper purchase orders to the school system's central warehouse to get the ingredients they needed to cook meals. The [...]

Grist | The origins of Boulder’s school food makeover: Nowhere to go but up

Grist | The origins of Boulder’s school food makeover: Nowhere to go but up

After putting four kids through Boulder, Colo. schools, Sylvia Tawse was tired of talking about changing the district's lousy food. She wanted to do something about it. "I had been packing lunches for my kids for 17 years. Once a month, I'd go [...]

Grist | Remaking school meals in Boulder

Grist | Remaking school meals in Boulder

Lunchtime at Casey Middle School, and kids were jostling in the food line: giggling, pushing, horsing around as usual as they waited to be served the day's entree -- a choice of hamburger or a plate of either beef or vegetarian bean [...]