Diet Apps and School Lunch

Diets – a word that gives food lovers pause.  My state has an adult obesity rate of 32%, the highest in the US.  Diets have proliferated as obesity rates climb.  Do diets really work?  Well, in the short term, yes.  However, maintenance is very difficult because obesity is a multifaceted issue.  What follows is a link  to evaluation of weight loss apps you might find helpful.  I’m not the food police, but there is so much misinformation floating around that sharing some science-based advice is in order.


The article is from Food & Nutrition Magazine, a publication of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly ADA).  Yeah, I’m a member of the Academy but NOT a member of the food police!  Any nutrition info in this blog is science-based ‘cuz I follow AND’s code of ethics.  Food and cooking is both art and science but most of all it is fun.

On today’s menu in Oak Grove Elementary: beef stew/rice, cabbage, broccoli with cheese sauce, chef salad, mandarin chicken salad, whole wheat rolls, bread sticks with marinara sauce, chocolate pudding, oranges, fruit cocktail, and of course milk. With the exception of the bread sticks/marinara sauce, all items were prepared from scratch.  We lunch ladies cook, serve, clean (including floors), and pull trash.  I do sleep well at night!

For more info on the Academy, go to

Eat your veggies

Thanks for all the nice comments.  I’m no techie so it takes me a while to figure out widgets and such.

Southern Paper Works

Home of Sadie the Paper Lady

Irish in the American Civil War

Exploring Irish Emigration in the 19th Century United States

Coffeequilter's Corner

Wanderings of a Creative Mind...

Hands on Bowie & Jimi

You know, it's cool for cats.

Phil Lanoue Photography

I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.

A Regular Cup of Joe

A unique blend of humor, inspiration, and all the other flavors in the cupboard

Small Businesses of America

Daily news, tools & information for Small Businesses, the Self Employed & Home Based Businesses

Break Room Stories

Service Industry Stories and More Since 2012


The wacky stories of a crazy lady.

Fitzy's Focus

Bar chatter on a blog where I am always right...

Mix It Up & Make It Nice

Amateur baker with a passion for eating!


n. frugality; the quality of being economical with money or food.

Our Growing Paynes

A journey about cooking, traveling, gardening, and crafting.

Kiran's Cooking Club

Everyday Indian Food


writings, poetry, art, photography, novels, family and parenting

Got Your Holiday On!

A holiday blog focusing on family, traditions, frugality, coupons and a few recipes here and there!