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.
Food is Elementary was developed by Food Studies Institute and is designed to teach children basic nutrition and cooking skills.
Healthier foods targeted for vending, snacks sold in schools.
Students with outstanding lunch bills of more than $50 will not be allowed to participate in after-school activities.
Chips, sugary beverages used to have 70% profit margin.
Guidelines exceed those set by USDA.
Results will help improve lunch menus for next year.
Brendan Ryan loves scallops, hates nouvelle cuisine and can't say no to champagne.
Participation and waste after meal regulations changes cited as culprits.
Louisiana Lunch Money helps Lafayette schools pay for lunches.
Food Research and Action Center reports on increase in School Breakfast Program.