Is France "Banning" Vegetarianism in School Cafeterias?

Vegetarianism advocates in France are growing concerned that new legal nutrition requirements for French school cafeterias effectively impose meat consumption on France's six million schoolchildren.


The Girl Scouts Go Local With "Locavore" Badge

SL_Cook_FinalThe mission of the Girl Scouts is to "build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place," and in a nod to the local food movement, that now includes eating local. As part of a new program released October 1st to honor the organization's 100th anniversary, the Girl Scouts has launched a "Locavore" badge.

"All of our badges reflect what today’s girls said they wanted to know about -- girls are interested in what they eat and how it affects their health and the environment, so the Locavore badge gives them a chance to delve into those issues in their communities," said Alisha Niehaus, Executive Editor, Program Resources, in an email. "Plus, what’s more fun than making your own food, and truly knowing it from farm to table?"

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Veggie Vending Machines a Tough Sell

Vending machines selling carrots, apple slices, and other good-for-you snacks are a tough sell in schools.


Shocker: College Students Not Eating Enough Fruits and Vegetables

According to a new study, college students aren't eating enough fruits and vegetables. In fact, students aren't even eating one serving per day.


Department of Charts: School Food vs. Prison Food

An infographic at GOOD looks at how school cafeteria food stacks up agains food served in prisons.


Redesigning a Smarter School Cafeteria

Rethinking the design of the school cafeteria to "nudge students toward making better choices on their own by changing the way their options are presented." For example, increase the comsumption of salads by moving the salad bar right in front of the cash registers.


Molecular Gastronomy at Harvard

Chefs Ferran Adrià and José Andrés will help teach a first-of-its-kind course in culinary physics at Harvard University this fall.


What's the Deal with Culinary School?

The Atlantic asks: "Does culinary school matter?" I mean -- hello -- can't you learn all that stuff on Twitter, anyway?


NYC School Food to Get More "Yum-O"

Rachael Ray is collaborating with the New York City public schools -- a la Jamie Oliver -- to improve menu offerings.

The Trayless Cafeteria

The New York Times explores the "trayless" phenomenon at college cafeterias which we wrote about last year.