A nutritious bento from Susan Yuen.
1 cup of veggie fried brown rice, 1 poached egg, ½ cup of fruit, ¼ cup vegetables, and 1 pint of calcium-rich milk!
This semester I've been writing for The Friedman Sprout, the nutrition graduate student newsletter for The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy of Tufts University.
I'm excited to share my article for the April edition titled, A New Twist on Lunch: A Bento Box for Better Health!
The Japanese-style lunch box is sweeping America, bringing fresh inspiration for healthful lunches. Though originally targeted for school children, this cute revolution offers tips for any student in need of a lunch-box makeover! Click here to continue reading...
My article takes a quick look at America's current school lunch slump, and how bento can help by promoting portion control, balanced food groups, and a healthful enjoyment for food. I'm particularly thankful for the contributing quotes and perspectives of experienced bento moms Sheri Chen (Happy Little Bento) and Susan Yuen (Hawai`i's Bento Box Cookbook, Bentos and More for Kids). Yuen also kindly offered to make some nutritionally guided bentos (like the one pictured above) which can be viewed in The Sprout and also on her blog! I want to thank both of you ladies for your help! I am continually inspired by your beautiful bento creations!
*Note: the hyperlinks included in The Sprout article got switched around. Hopefully they will be fixed soon!
Here's some other great pieces in The Sprout's new April edition:
Is Sat Fat Back? The New Atkins Diet. By Lauren Schindler
A look at the recently approved Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010...
Editorial. Child Nutrition Reauthorization. My 6-cents on Child Nutrition. by Ashley Colpaart, RD LN
Learn how to cook dried beans to perfection...
Beans Galore! A Fresh Take on New and Staple Varieties by Lesley Sykes
Learn more about seafood, one of the most unsustainable sectors of the food industry...
Rice, umeboshi (pickled plum), steamed zucchini, tofu and soy sauce, steamed carrot.
Nothin' fancy. Simply yummy.
Thank you for reading, and happy early Easter!
Rach : )