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5/15/18 - The Baltimore Sun
Baltimore County Public Schools earns a 'B' for its food

5/9/18 - Bethesda Beat
MCPS Earns C+ Grade on Healthy School Food Report Card

12/1/17 - Montgomery Magazine
Changing the School Lunch Tray (p. 67)

11/10/17 - Communities Digital News
Healthy School Food Maryland Festival held in Bethesda to great success

9/28/17 - The Lunch Tray
Guest Blogger Lindsey Parsons: "We Need to Reset the Baseline"

5/11/17 - Grist
Fight for school meals that make our kids and the planet healthier

4/27/17 - Montgomery Blair HS Newspaper (see p. 11)
Vending machine nutrition standards are not enough

02/28/17 - Bethesda Magazine
County Council Airs Bill That Would Require Vending Machine Products To Be Healthier

02/28/17 - WJLA ABC7
Bill calls for healthier options in vending machines in Montgomery County

2/28/17 - WMAL.com
LISTEN: Montgomery County Looks to Make Vending Machines Healthier

2/25/17 - Your4State.com
A Local organization raises money to improve school lunches

2/10/17 - Carroll County Times
Editorial: Thumbs up to service, healthy school food, a generous endowment and free tax preparation

2/09/17 - The Baltimore Sun
Something to chew on: Howard County earns state's top billing for school food

01/23/17 - Launch Podcast
Launch Podcast Charity Focus: Health School Food Maryland with Lindsey Parsons

01/15/17 - The Washington Post
Report card on school food in Maryland: Lots of C's, one A, two B's

12/22/16 - WTOP
Which Md. school systems make the grade for healthy food picks?

12/20/16 - Besthesda Beat
Montgomery County Public Schools Earns a 'C' for Lunches on School Food Scorecard

9/28/16 - The Lunch Tray
Under Parent Pressure, School District Ditches Doritos and Cheetos

4/06/16 - Bethesda Magazine
Advocates for Healthier Foods in Schools to Gather for First Salad Bar Summit' in Rockville

8/24/15 - ABC DC
Montgomery Co. Public Schools score poorly in nutrition survey Lindsey Parsons on WJLA - ABC DC

6/11/15 - Northwood News (see p. 11)
HSFM Wins 'School Activist' Azalea Award from Takoma Park

5/08/15 - The Washington Post
Donate Children's Health Isn't a Partisan Issue

4/14/15 - Bethesda Now
My Two Cents: Debating Healthy Food In MCPS

3/18/14 - Potomac Almanac
Letter: Why Oppose Improving School Food?

3/17/15 - Politico Morning Agriculture
Maryland Bill Would Keep Artificial Flavors, Colors & Sweeteners out of Schools

11/21/14 - 'The Churchill Observer
MCPS to remove chemical additives from cafe food

11/12/14 - Blair silverchips
Additional chemicals to be prohibited in MCPS meals

11/6/14 - The Montgomery Sentinel
Healthy School Food Maryland County

10/22/14 - The Gazette
New effort draws students to breakfast

10/20/14 - Food Service Director
Maryland district bans certain chemicals in foods

10/17/14 - CBS DC
Doritos, Fruit Snacks Get the Boot as Montgomery County Schools Ban Certain Additives

10/16/14 - The Gazette
Montgomery schools to prohibit certain chemicals in foods

10/16/14 - Bethesda Now
MCPS Getting Rid Of Some Cafeteria Snack Foods

10/16/14 - Bethesda Magazine
MCPS to Restrict Certain Additives in Cafeteria Food

10/1/14 - Bethesda Now
Advocates Honor Bethesda School For Healthy Food Changes

8/26/14 - NBC Bay Area, from School Nutrition Association SmartBrief
Smart Snacks in Schools: What's In & What's Out

8/6/14 - The Gazette
Montgomery County student survey highlights drugs, food, bullying

6/4/14 - The Gazette
Parents urge Montgomery school board to add more healthy foods

3/30/14 - El Tiempo Latino
Padres de Montgomery piden men's saludables en las escuelas

3/27/14 - Somos Montgomery
Comidas en las Cafeter'as MCPS

3/26/14 - The Gazette
Montgomery council, advocates push for healthy school foods

3/26/14 - The Gazette
Thanks to Rice, Leventhal on school food initiative

3/17/14 - Bethesda Now
MCPS Says It's Doing A Lot To Make School Menus Healthier

3/13/14 - ABC 7
Council members want students to get unlimited fruits, vegetables

3/12/14 - The Gazette
County Council members want Montgomery students to get unlimited fruits, vegetables

3/12/14 - Bethesda Now
Food Fight Could Be Brewing Over MCPS Cafeteria Options

February 2014 - Northwood News
Neighborhood Resident Named 'Community Hero' By Civic Federation for 'Healthy School Food Maryland' Program (p. 4)

1/14/14 - Bethesda Now
Snow Day MCPS Menu Change Irks 'Healthy School Food Maryland' Group

12/12/13 - Montgomery Sentinel
Surrender the pink: County Schools to eliminate strawberry milk from menu following parent concerns

12/11/13 - CBS DC
Strawberry Milk to be Removed from Montgomery County Schools

12/10/13 - Washington Post
Strawberry milk is to be banished from school cafeterias in Montgomery County

12/5/13 - Bethesda Now
Say Goodbye to Strawberry Milk in MCPS

12/3/13 - The Churchill Observer
Food Forum Focuses on How to Improve Lunch Menu

11/6/13 - The Gazette
School Food Forum Discusses Recipe of Change

10/30/13 - Washington Post
School lunchrooms: Students may buy Cheetos, but some argue for healthier foods

10/30/13 - The Gazette
Montgomery County School Food Forum is Saturday

10/30/13 - Montgomery Sentinel
Changing School Food for the Better

10/9/13 - PreventObesity.net
Gimme Five: Lindsey Parsons (profile)

8/6/13 - Fox 5 News
Snack Machines Stay Dark Lindsey Parsons on Fox 5 News

8/6/13 - Washington Post
In Montgomery County, snack machines to stay dark after school

8/2/13 - CBS Radio
Radio Interview with Lindsey Parsons

8/2/13 - CBS DC
'Healthy School Food Maryland' Group in Md. helps lock up school vending machines

6/27/13 - Washington Post
New USDA snack standards still not strict enough for some Montgomery parents

6/27/13 - Reuters
Also picked up in:
Bangor Daily News
Bayou Buzz
Chicago Tribune
India Times
Oregon Herald
New U.S. school snack food rules clamp down on calories, fat

6/6/13 - Sherwood HS Warrior'
'Healthy School Food Maryland' not a viable option for Montgomery County Schools

5/17/13 - Washington Post'
Montgomery kids to choose recipe contest winner that could be featured in school lunches

4/15/13 - Washington Post
Parents, food service directors debate snacks sneaking into kids' diets at school

4/13/13 - Washington Parent Magazine
Healthy School Food Maryland Seeks Members

3/24/13 - Washington Post, Letter-to-the-editor by Karen Devitt
Cutting out the junk food

3/18/13 - The Black and White - Walt Whitman High School
Inaugural Healthy School Food Maryland event examines BCPS' move toward nutritious food

3/12/13 - The Gazette
Montgomery parent group wants school snacks sacked

3/12/13 - Washington Post
Montgomery parents want 'Healthy School Food Maryland' in school cafeterias

2/25/13 -
Takoma Park City Council Meeting Testimonies on behalf of grant for HSFM
17:23 Testimony by HSFM Members (Lindsey Parsons, Stephanie Hartman and Jane Welna)
1:44:15 The council's discussion and voting on our grant
1:46:57 Council Member Shultz's comments

10/17/12 - Letter to the Editor, The Gazette
Don't ask kids about healthy food; just do it


"It costs so much to treat people later for diseases that stem from school years. The time is overdue to take a long-term vision and ensure healthiness from childhood."
- an HSFM supporter

"If the school lunches were healthier, I would probably allow my children to have the choice of buying them. Unfortunately, I find the offerings
unhealthy -- processed, too much sugar, and full of unhealthy ingredients that I don't want my children to be exposed to. Good eating habits start at a young age and our children deserve better meals than what is currently on offer at the schools. Offer them healthy food and you might be surprised."

- an MCPS parent

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