October 20, 2009 |
Children would get fewer French fries and more dark green vegetables in school cafeterias under recommendations being issued Tuesday by an Institute of Medicine panel. In addition, for the first time in the National School Lunch Program, the committee called for calorie limits on meals in an effort to curb obesity. The lunch recommendations allot 650 calories for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, 700 calories in sixth to eighth grade, and 850 calories in high school.
March 22, 2011 |
For the past dozen or so years, I had lunch every few months with Warren M. Christopher, Los Angeles' most enduring and consequential civic counselor. Our lunches were, in one sense, predictable. He would choose a top-notch restaurant ? Lucques was a particular favorite. He was always prompt, always impeccably dressed in British suits and silk ties set off by a neatly folded pocket square. He drank one glass ? never two ? of white wine, and finished his meal with espresso. He never had dessert.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 1992
There are usually two sides to every story and nothing exemplifies this more than the recent article regarding school lunch in the Pleasant Valley School District ("State Sends Students Back to the Sack--Lunch, That Is," Feb. 17). In order for the Pleasant Valley School District to claim reimbursable meals under the federal program, each meal must contain specific meal components. They are: 2 ounces protein, 1 ounce bread, 3/4 cup fruit and/or vegetable and eight ounces milk. The lunches provided by Ventura Unified School District to Pleasant Valley conform to this format.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2012 |
On the menu at the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex cafeteria on a recent Friday was petite beef patties on whole wheat buns, a cup of roasted potato wedges, an apple and a carton of 1% milk. Together, the carefully portioned and paired foods amounted to about 730 calories - safely below a recently implemented 850-calorie cap for high school lunches. But walk out of the cafeteria, through the circle of giggling cheerleaders and the huddle of boys eyeing them, to the long line of students snaking around a corner and you'll find another option: the student store.
March 2, 2013 |
On a cruise Don't eat lunch the day you board a cruise. A lengthy lunch usually is available as a buffet on the first day. Also, check out your dinner seating arrangements early on the first day as you tour the ship. If you are not happy with the assigned table location or time, change it immediately for the best chance of getting what you want. Donna Mollan Anderson Island, Wash. When packing for the return flight, keep in mind any objects that might attract the attention of security screeners.
May 4, 1989
The city Recreation and Parks Department provides lunches at the La Cienega Community Center, 8400 Gregory Way, on Mondays, and at Roxbury Recreation Center, 471 S. Roxbury Drive, Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Reservations must be made one day in advance by calling 550-4761 before 1 p.m. The recommended meal donation is $1. For further information, call 550-4761. The department is also offering a free blood pressure check on the second Wednesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Roxbury Recreation Center.