Food Services

10/20/2011

10/20/2011

The Senate threw its support behind the potato Tuesday, voting to block an Obama administration proposal to limit the vegetable on school lunch lines.

10/4/2011

10/4/2011

The new vending machine sat unnoticed as students rushed past its baby carrots, yogurt smoothies and hummus to neighbors dispensing Snapple, Doritos, Goldfish and Cheez-It. The lunch period was nearly over before a potential customer stopped to check out its offerings. No sale.

10/4/2011

Perth Amboy (N.J.) Public Schools appears to be an exception in a state in which most school districts serve breakfast to a fraction of its eligible students, including districts that have a high concentrations of children from low-income families.

9/28/2011

9/28/2011

In a downtrodden economy, parents are turning to the government for help cutting costs anyway they can. Thanks to the National School Lunch Program, eligible families have their children's lunches--and sometimes breakfasts--provided free of charge by the government, saving about $5 a week per child.

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