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The Agriculture Department Eases Up On Some School Lunch Requirements

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department will allow some schools to delay adding more whole-grains to meals this year, responding to criticism f...

Chicken From China? Your Seafood Is Already Being Processed There

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 05.03.2014 | Home
Nancy Huehnergarth

One frequent refrain we've heard is that no U.S. company will ever ship chicken to China for processing because it doesn't make economic sense. Well guess what? It clearly does make economic sense because this process is already being used for U.S. seafood.

USDA To Test Greek Yogurt As Protein For School Lunches

Posted 01.30.2013 | Education

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is launching a pilot program that could place Greek yogurt in school cafeterias across the country by April as a pr...

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...

Consumer Group: Ban Tuna From School Lunches

Posted 09.21.2012 | Education

The Mercury Policy Project of Montpelier, Vt., is pushing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to scrap tuna from school lunch menus after a test of 59 ...

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...

What Students Will Be Eating Under New Lunch Guidelines

Posted 10.20.2012 | Education

New U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for school lunches are taking effect this fall, as part of a healthy school lunch initiative put forth i...

Student's Homemade Turkey Sandwich Taken For Nuggets Was Teacher's Mistake

AP | By EMERY DALESIO | Posted 02.17.2012 | Education

RALEIGH, N.C. -- It was a tale of government meddling that outraged radio talk show hosts and a pair of Congress members: A 4-year-old was forced to d...

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...

USDA Says Farm-To-School Programs Are 'Snowballing' Across Country

AP | By STEVE KARNOWSKI | Posted 09.12.2011 | Home

MINNEAPOLIS -- The popularity of farm-to-school programs that put locally grown food on cafeteria trays has exploded in recent years – so much s...