school lunches http://kbia.org en Summer Food Service Program seeks sponsors http://kbia.org/post/summer-food-service-program-seeks-sponsors <p>The Summer Food Service Program, which provides free meals for children during the summer months, will have an increased presence in Missouri this year. Because participation in the program is low across the country, the administrator for the Food and Nutrition Service through the U.S. Department of Agriculture is seeking solutions to increase participation in Missouri.</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:08:31 +0000 Marissanne Lewis-Thompson 50944 at http://kbia.org Summer Food Service Program seeks sponsors USDA announces new school nutrition standards http://kbia.org/post/usda-announces-new-school-nutrition-standards <p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced new federal nutrition standards for schools Thursday. The new rule targets food sold in vending machines, snack bars and school stores. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:47:29 +0000 Anders Aarhus 36162 at http://kbia.org USDA announces new school nutrition standards Experts share 7 practical ways to keep kids a healthy weight http://kbia.org/post/experts-share-7-practical-ways-keep-kids-healthy-weight <p></p><p>We all know the way to a healthy body is a balanced diet and exercise. But we also know that’s easier said than done. However, with almost one-third of Missouri children ages 10 to 17 <a href="http://www.mffh.org/content/736/targeted-portfolio.aspx">overweight or obese</a>, it’s becoming more and more important to instill healthy habits young.</p><p>This week on Intersection, two dietitians and an exercise expert shared doable tips for parents to keep kids on the right track.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 17:34:07 +0000 Katie Moritz 31908 at http://kbia.org Experts share 7 practical ways to keep kids a healthy weight Fighting over school lunches http://kbia.org/post/fighting-over-school-lunches <p></p><p>On this week's show, we'll hear about a fight over school lunches and learn how one New Bloomfield school was able to introduce new technology into the classroom.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 21:31:16 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 23453 at http://kbia.org Fighting over school lunches Slimmer school lunches struggle to fit in http://kbia.org/post/slimmer-school-lunches-struggle-fit-0 <p></p><p>Lunch is served in a small gymnasium that doubles as the cafeteria at <a href="http://www.elm.esu3.org/index.cfm?tab=home">Elmwood-Murdock High School</a>, a small, rural school in eastern Nebraska. After the period bell rings, a line quickly forms at the service window where trays are loaded with fish patties on whole wheat buns and small piles of curly fries.</p><p>With the emphasis on small.</p><p>Because at Elmwood-Murdock, like at other schools across the country, students this year have been put on a new diet.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 21:29:04 +0000 Grant Gerlock 23447 at http://kbia.org Slimmer school lunches struggle to fit in Vegetables, vegetables everywhere, but not enough to eat [INFOGRAPHIC] http://kbia.org/post/vegetables-vegetables-everywhere-not-enough-eat-infographic <p>Like the old joke about restaurant complaints (“The food is awful, and the portions are so small!”), kids across the country are complaining their school lunches have too many fruits and vegetables, and they’re leaving lunch hungry.</p><p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 15:57:50 +0000 Kelsey Kupferer 22477 at http://kbia.org Vegetables, vegetables everywhere, but not enough to eat [INFOGRAPHIC] New school lunch requirements create waste, hungry kids http://kbia.org/post/new-school-lunch-requirements-create-waste-hungry-kids <p>Remember those 20 days in 1981 when the Department of Agriculture considered making ketchup a vegetable in school lunches to help save money? &nbsp;Those days are long gone. &nbsp;With childhood obesity on the rise, the school lunch program is getting a makeover once again.</p><p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 22:24:30 +0000 Kelsey Kupferer 22447 at http://kbia.org New school lunch requirements create waste, hungry kids Newscast for May 14, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-14-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including: Mon, 14 May 2012 22:18:29 +0000 Scarlett Robertson 14128 at http://kbia.org Lunch prices at Columbia Public Schools will rise next year http://kbia.org/post/lunch-prices-columbia-public-schools-will-rise-next-year <p>The price of student lunches will go up 10 cents starting in the fall of 2012. A 2010 federal requirement says school districts must generate enough revenue to pay for the cost of lunches themselves. Mon, 14 May 2012 21:07:18 +0000 Fred Katz 14119 at http://kbia.org Lunch prices at Columbia Public Schools will rise next year Remaking school lunches http://kbia.org/post/remaking-school-lunches <p style="line-height: 1.5; font-size: 87.5%">This week on the show: your child&#39;s school lunches aren&#39;t likely to get much healthier anytime soon. Plus: why you should still get the flu vaccine.</p><div style="padding-bottom: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; margin: 0px; padding-left: 0px; outline-width: 0px; padding-right: 0px; word-wrap: break-word; border-top-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; height: 100%; border-left-width: 0px; padding-top: 0px"><p style="line-height: 1.5; font-size: 87.5%"> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 23:40:12 +0000 Kyle Deas 5013 at http://kbia.org Remaking school lunches