Urban schools team up to serve greener, healthier lunches

Big districts banding together to buy biodegradable trays made of sugar cane

Business of: School vending machines

Maximize profits with favorable contracts, new technology, and healthier products
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Schools switch back to 26-ingredient burger after kids complain

After receiving complaints from students that the new all-beef burger patties did not look or taste “right,” the Fairfax County public schools system returned to additive-filled burgers.

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Small number of schools drop out of lunch program

The Agriculture Department says 524 schools – out of about 100,000 – have dropped out of the federally subsidized national school lunch program since the government introduced new standards for healthier foods last year.

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Utah schools will soon scrap vending machine treats

Officials try to keep students on campus, but some say more-healthful vending machines will drive off even more kids seeking junk-food high.

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Children’s nutrition is a school-parent collaboration

Administrators can drive the change to healthy eating.

Urban alliance works to change school food’s image

Districts want to leverage considerable spending power to drive down food costs, increase quality

Back to class: Three ways school meals (and snacks) will look different

With the average American child spending up more than 20 hours a week in school, it follows that they’re doing a good part of their daily eating there as well. Here’s an update on changes that state and federal health officials are making to ensure that what kids are noshing on in between class nourishes their bodies as well as their brains.

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New healthy lunch rule meets pushback in Utah schools

Students nationwide are gearing up for year two of the school lunch overhaul required by the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010.

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Fresh lessons sprout in urban school gardens

Big city school districts grow gardens to teach nutrition, science, and even storytelling