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.
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April 15, 2013
April 10, 2013
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
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
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
In part driven by a federal grant program, more states are measuring schools' nonacademic attributes, including school climate and students' health.
April 02, 2013
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
The new movie, "A Place at the Table," depicts the struggle for food among the impoverished.
March 12, 2013
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
Food pantries have begun working with schools to provide students and families in need better access to food.
March 05, 2013
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.