Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 2:39pm
A coalition of consumer groups is recommending the U.S. Department of Agriculture get tuna out of school lunchrooms after tests of canned tuna sold to schools found highly variable levels of mercury, in some cases higher than federal guidelines.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 4:01pm
In a typical classroom of 20 children, one is likely to have a food allergy that could cause a severe reaction. And one in six children with a food allergy will have his or her first allergic reaction at school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 4:54pm
Worried that children were losing the war on obesity, New York City began to slim down its school lunch offerings several years ago, replacing fries with baked potato strips and introducing nonfat chocolate milk, whole grain pasta and salad bars, among other tweaks.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Sat, 07/07/2012 - 10:02pm
It's lunchtime at McKinley Elementary School in San Diego, and the kitchen is filled with the aroma of chicken teriyaki and hamburgers. But there are no pots or cooking utensils in sight. An industrial four-burner stove sits idle.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 10:59pm
The North Carolina Senate is working on revamping public school policies ranging scrapping job-protecting tenure laws for teachers to protecting home-packed bagged lunches from child nutrition oversight.