Customize Your Child's School Lunch

This article, entitled "Customize Your Child's School Lunch," comes from Carolyn O'Neil at

Registered Dietitian Carolyn O'Neil offers advice on packing a nutritious school lunch that your child will actually eat.


Ever wonder when food, something seemingly so basic, became such a challenge to understand? We feel that way too, so when the news about a trans fat ban hit our radar, we reached out to the experts for some straight talk on the subject.

Now, we're bringing food experts Joy Dubost, PhD, RD, CSSD, spokesperson of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, cookbook author of The Greek Yogurt Kitchen and blogger for Healthy Eats and U.S. News Eat & Run; Jennifer Seymour, PhD, senior scientist for policy initiatives at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Carolyn O'Neil, MS, RD, nutrition consultant, cookbook author and former CNN nutrition reporter, to you in our Trans Fats: Moving off the Label webcast.

Whether you are a professional working in the food industry or a concerned consumer, our webcast will help you navigate this issue by answering questions like:

  • What are trans fats and why were they developed?

  • What is the difference between naturally occurring trans fats and man-made trans fats?

  • What are common foods that contain trans fats that may surprise me?

  • Besides looking for trans fats on the nutrition label, what are other names for trans fats so I can look for them in the ingredient list?

  • What are good substitutes for trans fats?

  • What's going on with the FDA's proposed rule against trans fats and how will this affect the food I eat?

I hope you will join us on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 2-3 p.m. CST to get the facts about trans fats with straight talk and some humor from four experts who know and love food.

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