Some school districts are concerned that banning chocolate or other flavored milk means students will miss out on important nutrients. But that's not the only reason they are reversing their bans.
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December 06, 2018
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its final school rule on school meals Thursday, relaxing nutrition standards championed by former first lady Michelle Obama more than most advocates had expected.
January 16, 2018
Why a pair of moms set out on a mission to ensure that every elementary school in their state offered recess.
August 15, 2017
A recent survey showed that it's not uncommon for teachers to spend an average of $300 a year of their own funds on food for their students. Many said that they see firsthand how hungry students have more trouble concentrating, learning, and behaving in class. Education Week asked teachers: What does this look like in your school? Here are some of your answers.
August 09, 2017
A majority of teachers spend their own money to help ensure students have enough to eat, spending an average of $300 a year, according to a new survey.
July 26, 2017
During the school year, 22 million students rely on free and reduced-price lunches, but only 4 million get summer meals. An Omaha, Neb., food truck program is helping to bridge the gap in that community.
October 11, 2016
Respondents to a national survey of school nutrition workers said salad bars, which give students choice and customization options, were among the most effective ways to boost produce consumption in schools.
August 14, 2015
Notifying parents of a student's body mass index may not be an effective way to address childhood obesity, a new study found.
February 06, 2015
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced a $500 million commitment over the next decade toward ensuring all children can grow up at a healthy weight.
February 06, 2015
The rules for school fundraisers are a part of the Smart Snacks in Schools competitive foods rules, which went into effect July 1.