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Urban schools team up to serve greener, healthier lunches

Big districts banding together to buy biodegradable trays made of sugar cane

Meals Plus

Made for PCs, this school cafeteria management software can be used during point-of-sale to identify students on free or reduced-price lunch programs. It includes features such as menu planning, nutrient analysis, and financial management. The system also manages food and supply inventory.

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Schools switch back to 26-ingredient burger after kids complain

After receiving complaints from students that the new all-beef burger patties did not look or taste “right,” the Fairfax County public schools system returned to additive-filled burgers.

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Small number of schools drop out of lunch program

The Agriculture Department says 524 schools – out of about 100,000 – have dropped out of the federally subsidized national school lunch program since the government introduced new standards for healthier foods last year.

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Without paperwork, school lunch free in Boston

Boston public schools will begin serving free lunches to all students this school year even if families have the financial means to pay, school officials are expected to announce Tuesday.

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Children’s nutrition is a school-parent collaboration

Administrators can drive the change to healthy eating.
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Miami’s food truck craze catches on for school meals

Adapting the national trend for its own use, Miami-Dade County Public Schools first rolled out a food truck last summer as a way to deliver healthy meals to students for free at no cost to the district.

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New healthy lunch rule meets pushback in Utah schools

Students nationwide are gearing up for year two of the school lunch overhaul required by the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010.

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Columbus schools eat $1.75 million loss on student meals

The deficit has the district considering a new federal program that would require it to serve free lunches and breakfasts to every student, regardless of income, to possibly lose less money.

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About 100 N.J. public workers lied to get free school lunches

An investigation into 15 New Jersey school districts turned up more than 100 public employees and family members who lied about their incomes to get free school lunches for their children, according to the state comptroller.

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