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School Lunch Reform

Report: Healthy Snacks Offered In Small Minority Of U.S. High Schools Despite Lunch Overhaul

Posted 11.02.2012 | Education

While the new nutritional guidelines imposed by the USDA this fall require a wider selection of fruits and vegetables in school meals, the same cannot...

Compassion and Creativity in School Lunch Reform

Zenobia Barlow | Posted 12.25.2012 | Education
Zenobia Barlow

California schools serve nearly 900 million meals a year. When our schools offer California children healthy food grown in California, we help them to learn and grow. At the same time, we help to revitalize our state's economy, reactivate regional food systems and create living wage jobs.

Florida Schools Consider Installing Trash Cams To Monitor How Much Of Students' Lunches Get Thrown Out

Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

In an effort to monitor the effects of the new federal lunch policy changes, Lake County school leaders in Florida have proposed using surveys or inst...

GOP Bill Moves To Repeal USDA Calorie Limits On School Lunches

Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

As the new school year begins, fresh school lunch regulations are in effect to encourage healthy eating. But not everyone's pleased. While students fr...

Long Island School Districts Get Ready To Introduce Revamped School Lunch Menu

Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

With students nationwide set to be introduced to a revamped school lunch menu this fall, Long Island school nutrition directors are scrambling to meet...

Cranberry Industry Braces For School Lunch Changes

Posted 06.26.2012 | Education

The cranberry industry is bracing for impact, as new nutrition standards proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture threaten to affect the status ...

New USDA School Food Standards: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 03.28.2012 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

Are the new school food standards ideal?  No.  Are districts being given enough money to really get the job done?  No, again.  But do we have some cause for celebration?  Absolutely.

White House Releases "Before & After" School Lunch Menu As Bill Becomes Law

Obama Foodorama | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In conjunction with President Obama signing the groundbreaking $4.5 billion Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act today at a special ceremony at Harriet Tubma...

House To Vote On Bill To Improve School Lunches

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans have temporarily blocked legislation to feed school meals to thousands more hungry children. Republicans used a proced...

Senate Advances School Lunch Reform: Is A 6 Cent Increase Enough?

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Kids will always grab pizza and dessert in the school lunch line, but those items may be healthier in coming school years if Democr...

Love Lunch Community: Berkeley School Lunch Reform Gets Its Close-Up

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Annie Spiegelman

The goal of the Berkeley School Lunch Initiative was to serve nutritious, fresh, tasty and locally grown food for 5,000 children in the Berkeley Unified School District.