National School Lunch Act

Leonardo Guerra, of Don Pancho Authentic Mexican Foods, holds a school lunch tray, featuring his company's whole wheat tortillas, at the School Nutrition Association conference in Boston, Monday, July 14, 2014.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

School officials try healthier cafeteria options

BOSTON (AP) — Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet […]

07/14/2014

First lady Michelle Obama speaks to school leaders and experts surrounding school nutrition, Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

First lady responds to school meal critics

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans who are trying to weaken healthier school meal standards, saying any effort to roll back the guidelines is “unacceptable.” The rules set […]

05/27/2014

In this Tuesday, April 29, 2014 photo, Becky Domokos-Bays, the director of food and nutrition services at Alexandria City Public Schools, holds up a tray of food during lunch at the Patrick Henry Elementary School in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Healthier school meals: How 5 districts are faring

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years in, schools are having mixed success putting new healthier school lunch rules in place. Some report that students are excited about a variety of healthier options and have barely noticed […]

05/05/2014

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Small number of schools drop out of lunch program

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Agriculture Department says 524 schools – out of about 100,000 – have dropped out of the federally subsidized national school lunch program since the government introduced new standards for healthier foods […]

09/30/2013

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Rules would make school snacks healthier

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government for the first time is proposing broad new standards to make school snacks healthier, a move that would ban the sale of almost all candy, high-calorie sports drinks and greasy foods on campus.

02/01/2013

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