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September 20, 2013

House Votes to Cut Food Stamps by $4 Billion Annually

The bill would not, at least in theory, affect households with children, but would grant certain benefits to schools.

September 16, 2013

Students Raise Cattle for Class and Food

Plans are being made for students at Hagerstown Jr.-Sr. High School in Hagerstown, Ind., to raise cattle not only as part of an agricultural science class, but also as food to be served in the school's cafeteria.

July 22, 2013

Sodium May Be Linked to Increased Blood Pressure in Youths, Study Finds

Researchers found that obesity and excess consumption of salt may be causing an increase in blood pressure among children and adolescents.

July 12, 2013

House Passes Farm Bill Without Nutrition Assistance

The Republican-controlled body decoupled SNAP, more commonly called food stamps, from a bill that used to pass without controversy.

June 27, 2013

Rules for School Vending Machines, Snacks Unveiled

The rules were issued just in time to take effect during the 2014-15 school year.

June 07, 2013

Deadline Looms for Rules About School Vending, Snack Fare

Without U.S. Department of Agriculture action this month, food sold in school vending machines and on a la carte lunch lines could remain unregulated until the 2015-16 school year.

May 29, 2013

School Lunch Programs Expand Around the World

Some countries invest in school meals even though the cost can be 50 percent of the annual budget for educating a child.

May 17, 2013

U.S. House Offers Not-So-Fresh Version of Fruit and Vegetable Program

The House version of the farm bill strips the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program of its main feature: freshness.

May 06, 2013

Bipartisan Bill Would Pay for School Kitchen Upgrades, Equipment

The proposal would provide loans to buy new equipment, give schools grants for small projects and equipment, and improve training and technical assistance for cafeteria workers.

May 03, 2013

More Food, Skin Allergies Found in Children; Schools Still Finding Way

More children are being identified as having food and skin allergies, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show, while schools work out policies to address them.

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