American Heart Association

Lawmakers ‘Eat Like a Kid’ on Capitol Hill


Lawmakers tasted real school lunches that meet national nutritional standards on Tuesday during an event on Capitol Hill called “Eat Like a Kid.”

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York), Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota), Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) and several other congressional leaders joined Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi […]

Study: Children now like nutritious lunches

Although some elementary school students complained about more nutritious school lunches when they were first introduced in 2012, they like them now, according to a peer-reviewed study in Childhood Obesity released Monday.

More than 500 public schools participated in the study with most coming from the southern region of the […]

Food fight in the National School Lunch Program

Media reports that school districts are leaving the National School Lunch Program and that some students are going hungry to avoid eating healthy foods misrepresented a recent nationwide survey, healthy food advocates say.

Supporters of healthy food initiatives – including the American Heart Association – say news stories highlighted only […]