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.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 11:16am
Following a controversial state ban on bake sales in schools, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a budget amendment Wednesday that would allow individual cities and towns to decide whether they wish to prevent the sale of sweets during the school day.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 12:19pm
As schools are hard at work adding more whole grains and boosting fruits and veggies to revamp school lunch menus in line with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) new school lunch guidelines, chocolate milk has already undergone a makeover that schools, parents and kids can all feel good about.