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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

An Indian cook distributes free school lunches to children at a government run school in Patna, India, on July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/ Aftab Alam Siddiqui)

Cooks recount horror of Indian school lunch deaths

PATNA, India (AP) — Soon after they served the daily free lunch they had prepared for dozens of children at a rural Indian school, the two cooks realized something was very wrong. The students started […]

07/18/2013

An Indian man mourns as he holds his dead daughter inside an ambulance, outside a hospital in Patna, in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Aftab Alam Siddiqui)

22 children die after eating school lunch in India

PATNA, India (AP) — The children started falling violently ill soon after they ate the free school lunch of rice, lentils, soybeans and potatoes. The food, part of a program that gives poor Indian students […]

07/17/2013

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New rules aim to rid schools of junk foods

  WASHINGTON (AP) — High-calorie sports drinks and candy bars will be removed from school vending machines and cafeteria lines as soon as next year, replaced with diet drinks, granola bars and other healthier items. […]

06/27/2013

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Goodbye M&M’s, hello granola bars as school snacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kids, your days of blowing off those healthier school lunches and filling up on cookies from the vending machine are numbered. The government is onto you. For the first time, the Agriculture […]

06/27/2013

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Philly school lunches: Goodbye fries, hello fennel

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In some school cafeterias in Philadelphia, students are saying goodbye to french fries and hello to roasted fennel. They’re also bidding farewell to long lunch lines in favor of family-style eating. It’s a new program called “Eatiquette.”

02/27/2013

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