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Healthy but unpopular lunches are costing cafeterias nationwide. One foodservice director has even vowed to write to Michelle Obama to voice her concerns.
An Alaskan school district is considering implementing a stricter nutritional policy, one that would include making healthy foods cheaper than junk foods.
Large agricultural states such as California are lagging behind smaller, East Coast states in becoming part of the farm-to-school movement, according to a report from National Public Radio.
One elementary school is moving leftover food from cafeteria tables to local farms, inviting farmers who need feed to pick up the school’s food scraps .
Students at a Chicago-area high school designed their ideal salads, then saw their artwork become conversation pieces on the cafeteria wall.
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Mary Arlinda Hill continually aims to improve both Jackson Public Schools and her community.
walnut lasagna
An ounce of walnuts contains four grams of protein, and when combined with the cheese in this meatless lasagna, the recipe makes a protein-rich vegetarian menu item.
CDC official says that school lunches that meet federal nutrition guidelines can reduce students’ sodium intake by 400 milligrams per day.
A Tennessee county school board decided to hold off on potentially outsourcing foodservice until more information is gathered and analyzed.
A study published by food sensory expert Charles Spence says the sounds foods make when they are eaten can affect how we perceive their flavors.

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