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Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Still Want Bake SalesAfter much backlash, lawmakers in Virginia and Michigan are exempting bake sales from the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.
Brotherly Love: Feeding South Jersey Kids All SummerWhen the school is out, many students miss out on a significant source of nutrition: school breakfast and lunch.
Kids Help Steer Menus For Free Summer Lunch Program in PhiladelphiaThe campers at Resurrection Baptist Church, on Landsdowne Avenue, may be on summer vacation, but the Archdiocese of Philadelphia put their young palates to work.
Philadelphia Public School Students Demand Better Lunches, More Say In SelectionSophomore Nadia Watson says her lunch at Kensington Business High School was not only unappealing -- it was unrecognizable. "We had to ask them what it was."
Vegetarian School Lunches Show Positive EffectAn elementary school in Queens, NY, has switched to all vegetarian school lunches and benefits have been reported beyond physical health.
Investigation Finds 83 Public Workers In New Jersey Lied For School LunchAn investigation of 15 school districts found that 83 employees on the public payroll lied about their incomes so their children could qualify for free or reduced-cost school lunches, the state comptroller announced Wednesday.
Ask a Chef: Best Back To School Lunch RecipesEven highly trained chefs deal with kid critics when it comes to lunch box offerings. The Executive Chef of Shaw’s Crab House in Chicago says use fresh ingredients and a little risk and you get fewer orders of pb&j this school year.
Major Increase In The Number Of High Poverty SchoolsLatest data show that one out of five public schools wins this “unwelcome designation” in which 75% or more of elementary, middle and high school students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.
Bill Cosby Discusses Obesity Problem In PhiladelphiaBill Cosby was part of a panel discussion on the health of Philadelphians on Monday in which the overwhelming worry was about obesity.
New Federal Fruit-and-Vegetable Mandate For School Lunches Getting Mixed ResultsYou can lead a student to fruits and veggies, but can you make him eat?
USDA Pushing Fruits and Veggies Into School Lunches, But Will Kids Bite?"It's all in the messaging," says Sandy Sherman, director of nutrition education for the Philadelphia-based Food Trust.
New Federal Regulations Call For Healthier School Lunches"That's not to say we won't still see pizza. But you'll see a whole-grain crust. You'll see low-fat cheese. You'll see low-sodium tomato sauce. You'll see a salad alongside of that pizza," USDA undersecretary Audrey Rowe says.
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