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April 15, 2013

Groups Weigh in on Proposed School Snack, Vending Rules

The USDA received thousands of comments on its proposed regulations for foods and drinks sold in vending machines, school stores, and a la carte lunch lines.

April 10, 2013

Obama Proposes Investments in Mental Health, School Safety

In his budget proposal, President Barack Obama pitches new money for mental health initiatives, school security, improvements to school climate, and school kitchens.

April 09, 2013

USDA Meat Inspections Saved at Expense of School Kitchen Upgrades

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack successfully lobbied Congress to preserve money for meat inspecting by letting him cut money from a program to upgrade school kitchens.

April 08, 2013

Strict Rules for School Meals Could Cut Obesity in Low-Income Students

Researchers found that a smaller share of students who received free or reduced-price lunches that had to meet higher nutritional standards were overweight than among students who did not eat school lunches.

April 04, 2013

New Report Cards Consider School Climate

In part driven by a federal grant program, more states are measuring schools' nonacademic attributes, including school climate and students' health.

April 02, 2013

Study: Students Enticed by Fresh Fruit, Vegetable Snacks

A new study of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program finds that it succeeds in getting kids to eat more fresh produce.

March 14, 2013

Poor People, Poor Food: Screening 'A Place at the Table'

The new movie, "A Place at the Table," depicts the struggle for food among the impoverished.

March 12, 2013

School Design Can Influence Students' Health, Eating Habits

School gardens, open-plan kitchens, and indoor-outdoor eating spaces can nurture good eating habits and encourage students to get more physical activity.

March 06, 2013

School Food Pantries Provide Students With More Food

Food pantries have begun working with schools to provide students and families in need better access to food.

March 05, 2013

School Food Directors Want to Slow, Adjust School Meal Rules

Implementing rules about school breakfast is just too much as districts struggle with the many changes to school lunch this year, some school district food directors say.

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