Food Services

3/1/2012

3/1/2012

About 6,500 students in four city grammar schools took home new menus yesterday to replace the ones they got on Monday which school officials say listed "KKK Chicken Tenders" by mistake.

2/28/2012

2/28/2012

Students at Indiana schools have a wider range of healthy snacks to choose from in vending machines and snack bars since lawmakers endorsed guidelines to cut the amount of junk food available to young people with the aim of reducing obesity in the state.

2/22/2012

2/22/2012

Not everyone loves the policies — or the commercials — but Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s emphasis on healthier living habits seems to have had some impact on New Yorkers, who now have a life expectancy of 80.6 years compared with 78.2 years for the United States as a whole.

2/10/2012

2/10/2012

You’ve heard about free school lunches and breakfasts, but how about school suppers? In California, dinners are now being served to students at almost 200 schools.

2/8/2012

2/8/2012

Junk food remains plentiful at the nation's elementary schools despite widespread efforts to curb childhood obesity, a new study suggests.

1/31/2012

1/31/2012

The first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in more than 15 years means most offerings — including the always popular pizza — will come with less sodium, more whole grains and a wider selection of fruits and vegetables on the side.

1/26/2012

1/26/2012

School meals for millions of children will be healthier under obesity-fighting U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards unveiled on Wednesday that double the amount of fruits and vegetables in cafeteria lunches - but won't pull French fries from the menu.

1/3/2012

1/3/2012

Local students are working to divert food waste and start composting projects at their schools.

1/3/2012

Beef taco pie Tuesdays in Duval County public schools could join the likes of EverBank Field under a proposed state bill that would allow local school boards to sell the naming rights to school cafeterias.

12/20/2011

12/20/2011

More Georgia students than ever before are relying on federally subsidized school meals — many for the first time — as families struggle to make ends meet in the sluggish economy.

12/2/2011

12/2/2011

The school board is close to adopting a policy that would make sure every student will be able to eat lunch at school, even if they don't have any money.

12/1/2011

12/1/2011

Millions of American schoolchildren are receiving free or low-cost meals for the first time as their parents, many once solidly middle class, have lost jobs or homes during the economic crisis, qualifying their families for the decades-old safety-net program.

11/30/2011

11/30/2011

Millions of American schoolchildren are receiving free or low-cost meals for the first time as their parents, many once solidly middle class, have lost jobs or homes during the economic crisis, qualifying their families for the decades-old safety-net program.

11/9/2011

11/9/2011

State laws that ban soda in schools — but not other sweetened beverages — have virtually no impact on the amount of sugary drinks middle school students buy and consume at school, a new study shows.

10/25/2011

10/25/2011

In just six weeks, Whole Foods Market shoppers donated more than $2 million in stores and online to support the School Garden Grant Program, the first major initiative of the Whole Kids Foundation.

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