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Korean Educators Take a Look at Maryland Schools

Jina Shin, a South Korean schools budget analyst in the U.S. for three weeks of study, stood in a schoolyard among a boisterous crowd of children, teachers and parents at dismissal. The end of the school day at St. Mark's School in Catonsville is fairly typical of most in terms of noise, enthusiasm and organization.

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Miss. Schools Fight Against Obesity

Mississippi has a major obesity epidemic and the state is fighting back - starting with children.

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Ill. Schools Promote Healthy Eating Habits Through Grant

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced Monday that 267 schools in Illinois will participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) during the 2012-13 school year.

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Taste Test: Healthy School Lunches That Meet Nutrition Standards

You can start to say goodbye to mystery meat at school cafeterias.

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School Lunch Prices Set to Rise In Missouri District

Lunch prices at Columbia Public Schools likely will rise again next school year.

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Chicago Student-Chefs Treat Congress to Chicken Raised without Antibiotics

Six high school students from the Chicago Vocational Career Academy were scheduled to serve Congress a lunch Thursday that featured chicken raised without antibiotics, just like much of the chicken now on the menu in public schools back home.

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Vying for a School Lunch Revolution

Remember school lunches? Some of it was good -- the cookies, sometimes the pizza, mostly the items that would make any self-respecting nutritionist cringe. But in the past 15 years or so, schools have come under fire for serving a hot mess of carbs, salt, and too many trans fats.

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N.Y. Schools Rethink Use of 'Pink Slime'

Lean finely textured beef, the low-cost ammonia-treated beef additive with the unappetizing nickname “pink slime,” will be out of some area school cafeterias next school year.

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Schools Prep for a "New" Lunch Line

As schools are hard at work adding more whole grains and boosting fruits and veggies to revamp school lunch menus in line with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) new school lunch guidelines, chocolate milk has already undergone a makeover that schools, parents and kids can all feel good about.

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Farm-to-School Programs Now in 14 Georgia Districts

What began as a pilot program in Hall and two other Georgia school districts to get more more locally grown produce on school menus has now expanded to include 14 school systems in the state.

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