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Schools worry that shutdown will affect lunch programs

by Renata Sago Jan 23, 2019
The shutdown has school districts worried about their ability to feed students.
The partial government shutdown has school districts worried about their ability to feed students.
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School lunch's food fight

by Tim Fitzsimons Apr 15, 2015
Critics say rules on nutritional content make the meals unappealing and costly.

More schools offer free lunches, but who's paying?

by Noel King Jul 22, 2014
Schools in Texas are trying a new approach by offering free meals to all students.
Students at Yorkshire Elementary School in Manassas, Virginia, sample new school dishes on a menu created to meet new standards.

 
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Why it's so hard to serve healthy food in schools

by Conrad Wilson Jun 3, 2014
“They’re not going to eat it necessarily just because you put it on their plate."

Making school meals free for everyone

by Amy Scott Oct 25, 2013
About half of public school children today qualify for free and reduced-price meals at school. A new federal option allows high-poverty schools to feed all students at no charge.

Picky eaters: Making school meals that kids will eat

by Amy Scott Oct 23, 2013
More than half of public school children now qualify for free and reduced-price meals. But getting kids to actually eat school meals can be tough.

How free lunches pay off for schools

by Amy Scott Oct 22, 2013
Roughly half of public school children today qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and that number drives billions of dollars in other benefits for schools. But critics say the program is prone to error and fraud.

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When no money means no school lunch for kids

by Jennifer Strong Sep 30, 2013
Some school districts are hundreds of thousands in debt because of unpaid lunches. So they've stopped feeding students who don't have cafeteria credit.
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Yuck: A fourth-grader's undercover look at school lunch

by David Brancaccio Jun 28, 2013
In the fall of 2011, fourth-grader Zachary Maxwell set out to show his parents and the world his less-than-appetizing lunch tray reality.

Healthier lunches helps school budgets

by Marketplace Contributor Sep 7, 2012
Schools in San Antonio found that when they replaced fatty foods on their lunch menu with healthier options, they sold more lunches and made more money.