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Tennessee has passed a bill opponents are calling ‘starve the children’, which allows school boards to opt out of the National Food Lunch Program without penalty from the state.
sweet mango tilapia
No sugar is used in this dish. The sweetness comes from fresh mango with a kick from Thai chili garlic sauce.
The Future Dining Experience – one city’s effort to get students to eat healthy school meals – allows students to preorder lunch using a phone app and offers more places to pick up their meals.
The Reducing Federal Mandates on School Lunch Act would loosen the current sodium and whole grain requirements that schools must meet.
Detroit Public Schools nutrition director Betti Wiggins put a halt to outsourcing the foodservice program, connected with local farms and more than doubled the food budget.
black bean portobello burger
Get in on the mushroom as meat trend with this burger. Portabella mushrooms provide texture while black beans provide protein. A great option for vegetarians and carnivores alike.
edamame succotash
This succotash would make for a great appetizer or small plate. See and taste the colors of the rainbow.
The schoolhouse is becoming the new cookhouse. In the U.S., 1 in 5 households with children are considered food insecure.
More than 1,000 applications were received for the USDA’s Farm to School Grant Program, which would have totaled more than $78M in grant funding. The problem was, the USDA only had $5M to give.
Is saturated fat as bad as we thought? Will nutrition benchmarks change? Does the quality or quantity of protein we eat matter? These answers and more.

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