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Virginia Mermel

Gazette opinion: Simple program staves off children’s hunger

BackPack Meals takes the simplest, most direct approach to feeding hungry Billings children: Sending nutritious, easy-to-open, easy-to-eat food home with kids who otherwise may have nothing to eat.

November 02, 2012 12:10 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Don't tell kids, Nutrition packed into school meals

When Congress blocked new school meal nutrition rules that were under consideration by USDA, new reports said politicians were “fighting over fries” and that food industries stymied efforts to provide students with healthier lunches.

November 27, 2011 12:10 amLoading…

Gazette opinion: Make healthier kids your goal for 2011

More nutritious choices are already on school menus for Lockwood, Billings and local Catholic school students.

January 24, 2011 12:10 amLoading…

Guest Opinion: Feeding children well makes good economic sense

When the U.S. House of Representatives returns to Washington on Monday, it will have many important issues on its legislative plate. As nutritionists, we believe that no pending legislation is more important than child nutrition reauthorization, known in the House as Improving Nutrition for …

September 12, 2010 12:05 amLoading…

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