nutrition

New menus spice up school lunches

Local specialities among the tasty dishes spicing up school cafeterias

Competitive food options become healthier

With concerns rising about obesity and other health issues, there has been a push for healthier snacks

Schools face nutrition crunch

Federal healthy meals regulations present challenges, promise for district food programs

New rules restrict junk food from schools

Smart Snacks in School rules go into effect July 1

Urban schools team up to serve greener, healthier lunches

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

Business of: School vending machines

Maximize profits with favorable contracts, new technology, and healthier products
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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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Utah schools will soon scrap vending machine treats

Officials try to keep students on campus, but some say more-healthful vending machines will drive off even more kids seeking junk-food high.

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Children’s nutrition is a school-parent collaboration

Administrators can drive the change to healthy eating.

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