The 26-Ingredient School Lunch Burger

Are 26 ingredients really necessary in a child’s school lunch hamburger? Copper Gluconate? Cyanocobalamin? Thiamine Mononitrate? Food scientist Kantha Shelke, Ph.D, ¬†told NPR’s Allison Aubrey that these are all normal additives put in food to help children get the vitamins and nutrients they need, but a group of Virginia parents aren’t convinced. They’re demanding more natural lunches for their children, preferably made from scratch. On the other hand, school officials say they simply don’t have the space or resources to […]


Ironman training was not always about us. As the parents of four young children, our children’s health still came first. During our long training days, the kids spent the day with a babysitter, a friend or their grandparents, so planning meals ahead of time was essential. We came up with many easy solutions for having them eat healthy even though we were not at home for every meal. Sometimes this meant leftovers from the night before, other times it meant […]