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January 17, 2014

Cash or Card? The Answer May Affect Students' Waistlines

Students who pay for their lunches with debit cards are less likely to hit purchase limits and more likely to buy unhealthy foods, a study found.

January 03, 2014

USDA Permanently Relaxes School Lunch Rules on Meat, Grain Serving Limits

The serving rules, now eased, were a frequent target of complaints from both congress members and cafeteria workers.

December 31, 2013

Is Parental Input the Key to Healthy Student Eating Habits?

Researchers say updating parents on their children's eating habits at school is a cheap, quick way to encourage healthy choices.

December 20, 2013

Many School Kitchens Inadequate, Cafeteria Directors Report

In a new survey, food service directors reported a lack of space and equipment needed to prepare school lunches.

December 05, 2013

Bill Would Ease School Lunch Requirements

U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem of South Dakota plans to file a piece of legislation that would ease new school lunch requirements. She's not the first to do so. And a few thoughts about how long it takes kids to clear the contents of a cafeteria tray.

December 05, 2013

Does 'Fed Up' Campaign Give School Lunches a Fair Shot?

A national campaign aims to empower students to seek improvements in their school meals. But are the student-submitted photographs a fair depiction of what's being served on America's lunch trays?

November 08, 2013

When Big Mac Fights Big Bird

Child health advocates are hoping Sesame Street can help push back against the fast-food industry.

October 23, 2013

After Going Vegetarian, N.Y. School Reports Health, Academic Benefits

After switching to an all-vegetarian menu, an elementary school in Queens, N.Y. reports not only lower obesity rates among its students, but improvements in overall academics.

October 02, 2013

Today's Most Important Milestone: Rules Is 1 Year Old

It's been a year since Rules for Engagement started. What's changed in K-12 education since last October?

October 02, 2013

What's Actually Happening With Food Stamps During the Shutdown

No matter how long the government lasts, it's already raising stress levels for low-income families that might be scraping for food by the end of the month.

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