School districts struggle with calories, “choices” and student acceptance as they try to implement new USDA meal regulations.
Policy would eliminate soft drinks, fruit drinks, vitamin-water drinks and energy drinks.
Now in its second year, program considered a success.
Detroit school’s lunch ban punishes students with hunger.
Holiday meals don't meet new school meal requirements.
Parents furious over school's decision to stop serving lunch for a week.
Foodservice director for Spring Independent School District to be honored at CNIC in January.
Schools challenged to reduce waste by 70%.
Largest decline seen in high schools among complaints of small portions.
District had moved toward feeding from satellite kitchens, but critics say quality suffered.
Garden encourages students to try new foods.
Another example of the power of the student mob.
Mich. district selling 100 fewer lunches than last year.
Program brings in local produce from farmers' market.
Early healthy menu adopters show movement against childhood obesity.
Campus garden providing fresh produce for school lunch.
To answer complaints about hungry students, district offers free second helpings with caveats.
Packaged apple slices seem to be a successful solution.
Operators plan to add gluten-free options.