One reason milk was prioritized over water was a result of a surplus created during WWII. Farmers and dairies were encouraged to ramp up their milk production to ship overseas to soldiers. Post-war, there was a massive surplus of milk and no demand to match it, so the U.S. government was forced to come up with a way to use it and so the very first federal subsidized program was enacted in 1940 targeting select schools in Chicago, to offer low-cost […]

Whether or not weight loss is your goal, these balanced meals are great for helping you stay full, satisfied and energized at lunchtime. Every serving has 575 calories or less and provides at least 15 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber per serving to help you feel fuller after your meal. Additionally, preparing or packing up these delicious lunches is a cinch, since they only take 10 minutes to make! You can enjoy flavorful recipes like our Cucumber-Chicken […]

Maintaining a healthy weight and shedding unwanted belly fat is a common goal for many individuals. While exercise plays a crucial role in achieving these objectives, it is essential to recognize the significant impact that a healthy diet has on weight loss. Specifically, the foods we consume can either hinder or accelerate our progress towards a trimmer waistline. When it comes to healthy eating, we often focus on our main meals but overlook the potential of snack times, particularly lunchtime, […]

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — School lunch has a bad reputation.  “There’s a perception that the food is not good and that it’s not cool to eat school lunch,” registered dietitian Brittany Garcia said.  Garcia is the nutritional coordinator for the Flour Bluff Independent School District. She takes pictures of the school’s daily menu and posts them on social media. “Steak fingers, broccoli, mashed potatoes, apple sauce and a roll,” she said. She wanted to take the extra step in making […]