Pizza, Sloppy Joes, chicken nuggets. It’s back to school, which for some students means back to greasy and fried cafeteria foods. Or does it? For decades, those have been staples in a student’s diet, but a sweeping national effort — from parents (including First Lady Michelle Obama) chefs (such as Jamie Oliver), government and organizations — is striving to put an end to serving unhealthy foods to students.
With the rate of childhood obesity increasing more than it has in past decades, the Senate on August 5th passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, a $4.5 billion bill that’ll be spread over 10 years to fund federal child nutrition programs.
One such program aimed at transforming what our students are eating is Cook for America. Its co-creator Kate Adamick, a genConnect expert, was recently followed by PBS “NewsHour” health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser.
In the video below, Kate and fellow chef from Cook for America Andrea Martin address the health risks facing our children, what parents and school to make healthy food taste yummy and more. Watch or click here:
Tell us: What healthy meals and snacks are you serving your children?