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Even with unpaid lunch tabs totaling $8,000, the youngsters will continue to be fed.
The foodservice vendor closed the Mountaintop Market convenience store because of its inconvenient location, noting 70 percent of its customers were staff, not students.
The restaurant chain is trying to silence calls for rescinding its contracts, a criticism fueled by a union with interest in organizing the stores.
The funding will go toward foodservice training
Through the Farm to School program, $350,000 in grants is now available for projects that help schools serve locally grown foods on lunch menus.
After proposing an “alternate meal” of a cheese sandwich, apple and water for students with school-lunch debt, Columbia Public Schools has scrapped its program for students in arrears.
The program at Clearwater Middle School—one of 51 schools the state has provided funds for—includes pasta and locally sourced menu items, plus produce grown in the school’s garden.
Aida Samaniego, executive chef for Sodexo at New Mexico State University, offers sugar-free gelatin desserts and fresh fruits as a part of her efforts to provide healthy meals and hinder quick weight...
Hoosick Falls Central School District’s cafeteria manager and students take a few trips a week to handpick produce, like tomatoes and sweet corn, at Moses Farm.
A long list of menu additions for Gilroy Unified School District was developed in response to changing palates and student requests for more vegetarian and ethnic cuisines.

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