We spoke to operators to get 25 tips from their successful health and wellness programs.
One in four districts banned junk food in vending machines last year, according to new survey.
USDA reacts, saying districts are doing just fine meeting the new rules.
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The teachers union has issues including cleanliness, hygiene and food quality.
An after-school cooking club is also in the works.
Soda will be replaced with healthy alternatives in high school vending machines.
Students at Sibley East Public Schools continue their pickling process.
Ninety-eight percent of district qualify for 6-cent reimbursement.
Breakfast participation, however, saw an increase.
Seven years after asking for draft guidance, the FDA still hasn't released standards for whole grain labeling.
Despite six-figure loss, officials decide to keep a price decrease on school meals.
More than 80% of state's districts are meeting USDA's new meal requirements.
After USDA eliminates grains and protein maximums, Florida districts adds pizza, cheeseburgers to menu.
The funding is the first step in the state's Feed to Achieve Act, which aims to provide free meals to all students by 2015.
The legislation would reduce red tape involved in getting USDA approval for serving native foods in non-commercial operations.
Operators say new products and subtler changes will prevent student disatisfaction over implementation of breakfast rules.
The teacher's union has filed a grievance because of mess and reduction in teaching time.
Following a protest over the new meal regs, one school district struggles to increase participation.