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May 19, 2014

Spending Bill Would Allow Some Schools to Wiggle Out of New Nutrition Standards

The proposal would require the waivers for districts that can demonstrate at least six months of net revenue loss from compliance.

April 23, 2014

Blue Chicken Lessons: Putting Student Perception to Work in Your Lunchroom

Principles of sensory perception and behavioral economics make students more or less likely to select and eat healthy foods in the lunch line, researchers have found.

February 04, 2014

Congress Approves Farm Bill

The nearly $1 trillion bill includes several school nutrition pilot and grant programs.

February 04, 2014

U.S.D.A. Proposes New Professional Standards for School Nutrition Workers

The rules set hiring and ongoing education requirements for employees who manage and operate National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs.

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 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?

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.

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