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House panel votes to allow waivers on school meals

posted on May 30, 2014 at 2:27 PM

A House committee has endorsed a Republican plan to allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards. Full Story

Small Number of Schools Drop out of Lunch Program

posted on October 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM

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... Full Story

New Rules Aim To Rid Schools Of Junk Foods

posted on June 27, 2013 at 4:52 PM

The Federal Aviation Administration recently authorized the use of drones to fly over Oregon State University potato fields to search for unhealthy plants. Full Story

Schools Turn Their Noses Up At Lean Finely Textured Beef

posted on June 8, 2012 at 4:33 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's school districts are turning up their noses at "pink slime," the beef product that caused a public uproar earlier this year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the vast majority of states participating in... Full Story

Lawmakers, schools worry about school meal costs

posted on June 3, 2011 at 2:06 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eating healthy food isn't always cheap, and some conservatives in Congress are concerned that the Obama administration's effort to make school lunches more nutritious is a luxury the nation can't afford. Full Story

Market to Market (January 14, 2011)

posted on January 14, 2011 at 8:01 AM

Market to Market (January 14, 2011)
Full Program: Reduced production, tighter supplies and strong demand push grain and oilseed prices sharply higher. The Agriculture Department unveils a sweeping nutritional overhaul of America's school lunch program. And we'll meet the man behind the design... Full Story

Government Announces First Overhaul of School Lunches in 15 years

posted on January 13, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Government Announces First Overhaul of School Lunches in 15 years
U.S shoppers loosened their purse strings in December boosting prospects for stronger economic growth in 2011. Full Story

School brings farming to The Big Apple

posted on November 5, 2010 at 3:11 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - A formerly weed-choked lot in New York's South Bronx will be a classroom for a new venture called Farm School NYC: The New York City School of Urban Agriculture. Full Story

Senate Passes Bill to Make School Lunches Healthy

posted on August 6, 2010 at 2:08 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pizzas and hamburgers in the school lunch line would be healthier under child nutrition legislation passed by the Senate Thursday, a key part of first lady Michelle Obama's campaign to end childhood obesity. Full Story

Pollan and Hurst Debate the Future of Agriculture

posted on July 16, 2010 at 11:07 AM

Pollan and Hurst Debate the Future of Agriculture
Michael Pollan, an outspoken critic of America's food system; and Blake Hurst, a Missouri farmer who countered Pollan with a piece he calls The Omnivore's Delusion. Producer Andrew Batt examined the merits of production agriculture with both... Full Story

President Obama Holds Town Hall Meeting in Ottumwa, Iowa

posted on April 30, 2010 at 4:04 PM

President Obama Holds Town Hall Meeting in Ottumwa, Iowa
Watch full video coverage of President Barack Obama's April 27 town-hall meeting at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa. Full Story

Used Cafeteria Oil Could Power Alabama School Buses

posted on May 29, 2009 at 8:05 PM

From Mystery Meat to Biodiesel Fleet: Used Oil from Cafeterias Might Power Alabama School Buses MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) -- Alabama's school children might one day ride to-and-from campus in buses that are powered with cooking oil leftover from making... Full Story

In Tough Times More Students Feed on Free Lunches

posted on December 12, 2008 at 8:12 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government program that serves free lunches to low-income children has become a rapidly growing resource for families that find themselves blindsided by the depressed economy. Full Story

L.A. Okays Ban on Fast Food Restaurants

posted on July 25, 2008 at 8:07 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP)—A Los Angeles City Council committee has unanimously approved a one-year moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in a 32-square-mile area, mostly in South Los Angeles. Full Story

Rural Students Outperform City Kids in Science Says Report

posted on July 27, 2007 at 8:07 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - Rural students perform better in science than their urban counterparts, and rural teachers are generally happy with their schools, a federal study says. Full Story
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