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Michelle Obama School Lunches

Pass The Carrots, Pass On The Chips: America's Obsession With School Lunches

| Jackie Mader | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd Blog. With the passage of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free ...

USDA To Allow More Meat, Grains In School Lunches

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.09.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- The Agriculture Department is responding to criticism over new school lunch rules by allowing more grains and meat in kids' meals. Agri...

Fattest Country In The World: Are Schools To Blame For America's Obesity Epidemic?

Posted 02.05.2013 | Education

To borrow a line from Kermit the frog, it's not easy being green -- or, eating green. America is the fattest country in the world, and only ranks s...

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...

WATCH: Students Slam Michelle Obama's Low-Calorie School Lunches

Posted 10.02.2012 | Black Voices

Michelle Obama's childhood obesity initiative has been the subject of conservative criticism for some time, and now there's another group joining in o...

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...

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About School Lunch Regulations?

Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste

School lunches have been a hotly contested subject for a long time. With more and more attention on childhood obesity, all eyes are on the nutritional...

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...

Conference Previews Healthier School Lunch Meals

Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

With new federal Department of Agriculture nutrition standards for school meals slated to take effect this month, thousands of school chefs, food serv...

Study: Proposed School Lunch Nutrition Guidelines Will Benefit School Budgets

Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

Updating national nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold in schools -- a move proposed by first lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Se...

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 ...

Bay Area Embraces New Guidelines For School Lunches: Hayward School May Get A Sushi Robot

Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.08.2012 | San Francisco

Last month, First Lady Michelle Obama and the USDA announced a revision in the guidelines for government subsidized school lunch programs -- the first...

Michelle Obama calls on top chefs to inspire kids

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

BY MARY CLARE JALONICK, ASSOCIATED PRESS: WASHINGTON — School lunches that are good for kids – and that kids will actually eat? That's a ...