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Healthier Lunches Law Has Unintended Consequences

posted on March 7, 2014 at 3:19 PM

While the legislation requires students take a fruit and vegetable, it cannot force them to eat it — and many students choose not to. Full Story

School Snacks On A Diet With New Department of Agriculture Rules

posted on February 1, 2013 at 1:01 PM

The USDA is proposing fat, calorie, sugar and sodium limits on almost all foods sold in school. Full Story

Senate Approves Bill Making Lunch Program Optional

posted on February 10, 2012 at 1:19 PM

PHOENIX (AP) - A proposal to overturn a requirement for some schools to participate in a national program providing free and low-cost meals to students is advancing to the state House after Senators approved it Thursday. The proposal comes... Full Story

Lawmakers delay hearing on school trans fat ban

posted on February 3, 2012 at 5:03 PM

The nation's leanest state is taking its time as it considers a proposal aimed at getting junk food out of schools. Full Story

More Fruit and Less Fat in School Lunches

posted on January 27, 2012 at 4:51 PM

More Fruit and Less Fat in School Lunches
The Obama administration announces changes to school lunch programs. Full Story

Congress Pushes Back on Healthier School Lunches

posted on November 18, 2011 at 9:41 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Who needs leafy greens and carrots when pizza and french fries will do? In an effort many 9-year-olds will cheer, Congress wants pizza and french fries to stay on school lunch lines and is fighting the Obama... Full Story

USDA Grants Help Kansas Take Aim At Obesity

posted on November 4, 2011 at 4:07 PM

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) - Kansas is taking aim at childhood obesity with new grants totally nearly $350,000. The state Education Department says the money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be used to promote healthy eating and exercise... Full Story

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