Picky eaters: Making school meals that kids will eat

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

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.

When no money means no school lunch for kids

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.

Yuck: A fourth-grader's undercover look at school lunch

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

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.

As school year starts, more veggies on the menu

Aug 20, 2012
Changes in the federal school lunch program will put more fruits and vegetables on pupils' trays. Will they eat them?

What to expect in the new school lunches

Your family might still be enjoying a summer diet of backyard barbeques and trips to Dairy Queen, but pretty soon kids will be back in school. And they could be facing a much different school lunch than they used to.
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama joins students for lunch at the cafeteria of Parklawn Elementary School January 25, 2012 in Alexandria, Va.
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New school lunch guidelines set

Jan 26, 2012
Congress is still allowing French fries and pizza to count as vegetables, but what else is about to change on school lunch trays across America?

USDA announces healthier school lunches

Jan 25, 2012
Fruits, vegetables and whole grains to replace high-fat, sodium-heavy menu items for American school kids.

Free lunches becoming more common

Jan 4, 2012
School-subsidized lunch programs report staggering numbers of students in need of help.