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Is 'Pink Slime' on The Menu in Salem (Mass.) Schools?

Salem's school superintendent says boneless lean beef trimmings, also known as "pink slime," are probably being served in Salem school lunches, but he doesn't think there is any health risk to students.

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Schools Will Get to Opt Out of 'Pink Slime' Beef

School districts soon will be able to opt out of a common ammonia-treated ground beef filler critics have dubbed "pink slime."

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Healthier School Meals Come at Higher Price in Georgia District

Students eating in Cobb County school cafeterias next year will see healthier meal options, but at a higher cost.

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School Lunches to Have More Veggies, Whole Grains

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.

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Students Drive Overhaul of School Lunch

Students in Niles Township High School District 219 in Skokie, Ill. play big role in organic lunch program.
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USDA Sets Guidelines for Healthier School Meals

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.

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Chicago Schools' Investigation Uncovers Multiple Instances Of Fraud, Employee Misconduct

A new report released by the Chicago Public Schools' inspector general has uncovered a host of misconduct allegations against CPS employees and officials, including improperly disbursed benefits that resulted in a loss of over $1 million in district funds.

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Florida's School Cafeterias Could Get Corporate Sponsors

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.

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