District found product that met nutrition requirements.
Fruits and vegetables alone has increased in schools 269 percent, according to recent report.
Maryland Meals for Achievement is a program provides free meals for classrooms at participating schools.
Charlotte, N.C. schools use gardens to incorporate nutrition and growing information into curriculum.
Participation, food cost higher at lunch than breakfast.
The amount students owe has dropped by half since limit implemented.
District tries to explain to community group that department can only do so much to get kids to eat healthy.
Arlington Heights District forced to remove healthy items due to low sales.
In California, companies such as Kid Chow are providing healthy food for students.
Many districts have already implemented nutritional standards for these items.
Vending and snack program already meets new proposed guidelines.
The DOE has ordered eight districts to repay about $170 million to programs that offer free and reduced-price meals.
This time around, the USDA has provided alternatives and asked for help deciding which option will work best.
Bill would expand the free lunch program by 61,500 students.
Oversight of payment collection just one of the problems cited in report.
Survey was conducted with input from the adult food service committee along with other parents from each school.
Foods sold outside reimbursable meals must meet nutrition standards, including calorie, sugar, sodium and saturated fat limits.