The program is part of the Urban School Food Alliance, which includes five other large districts.
With long lines and a closed campus policy, Oakland students state that they only really get about 10 to 15 minutes to eat.
The Los Angeles Unified School District uses 50% of its food budget on local food.
Marion Harding High School is allowing students to help build the greenhouse which will supply vegetables for the cafeteria.
The new program, featuring larger portions and higher-quality foods, started at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School on Nov. 6.
Emmy Durand's driving force has made her a success at Cypress-Fairbanks ISD.
The federally mandated standards require schools to reduce the amount of fat, sodium and the number of calories in each meal.
Trends include eggs, legumes, Greek yogurt and more.
Howard Street Charter school's new menu features gluten-free and vegetarian options, plus meals are served with organic fruits and vegetables.
A letter was sent home to parents stating that students can only bring lunches from home if there is a medical condition and a doctor's note.
Christopher’s Restaurant in Wayne's lunch options has become a hit for students, even with a price increase.
A survey of students at Fairfax County Public Schools shows that 79% of students strongly disagree with the statement, "I usually like the food served in the cafeteria."
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A recent study in the British school system finds children entitled to Free School Meals make healthier lunch choices than middle-class children.
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Mentor High School students have taken the time to learn and adjust to the new health requirements.
Corona-Norco Unified School District's fourth- to sixth- graders gave their input during a taste test last week.
Boulder Valley School District uses seasonal produce to spice up its lunch menus.
Kanu o ka Aina Public Charter School is one of the 32 charter schools left to come up with their own meal plans.