Last week was National School Lunch Week, an opportunity to recognize the talent and dedication of all the food service professionals, educators, chefs and parents who help ensure America's students have the healthy food they need to grow and succeed. Continuing the commitment to healthy lunch, our friends at Rachael Ray's Yum-o! Organization sent over some of their favorite lunchtime recipes.
Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray and Yum-O!
You'll look forward to having this wrap for lunch all morning long! Ask your grown-up helper (GH) to help you by preparing the instant rice, maybe while they make their morning coffee.
Posted by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services on October 19, 2010
It was an unusual chant for a schoolyard: “Salad! Salad! Salad!” But that’s what I heard from the students at Fremont Elementary in Long Beach, California as they cheered the opening of the school’s – and region’s – very first school salad bar.
Posted by Ali Kelley, Special Assistant to the Director, National Park Service on October 19, 2010
Families in Natchez, Mississippi know how to get moving outside, and make the most of the special places in their community. The Mississippi River Connections Collaboration, which includes the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service, recently hosted “Let’s Move Outside Southwest Mississippi,” a daylong celebration of healthy, outdoor recreation. Hundreds of people from Adams and surrounding counties came to Natchez – a city of roughly 20,000 people along the Mississippi River – to participate in multiple activities and explore the area’s famous historical sites.
Although National School Lunch Week officially ended yesterday, here’s one more recipe from Epicurious.com for a healthy and simple dessert. And don’t forget about the Recipes for Healthy Kids competition – you have through December 30th to submit your recipe into the competition.