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School Nutrition Fight Widens As School Board Members Join In

School Nutrition Fight Widens As School Board Members Join In

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leaders of the National School Board Association say they’re concerned about “federal overreach on school meals.” But the First Lady maintains that now is not the time to turn back the standards.

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Lobbyists Loom Behind The Scenes Of School Nutrition Fight

Lobbyists Loom Behind The Scenes Of School Nutrition Fight

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

School food service administrators once supported new healthy food requirements on the nation’s school lunch program. But now, they want the rules delayed. And they’re getting swept up in politics.

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Health Advocates Lament GOP Move To Relax School Lunch Rules

Health Advocates Lament GOP Move To Relax School Lunch Rules

| May 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

A House committee Thursday approved a measure that would give schools a way to opt out of new, federal healthy school lunch standards. But advocates say kids’ health should take precedence.

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First Lady Fights To Keep Healthful School Lunch Law Intact

First Lady Fights To Keep Healthful School Lunch Law Intact

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Michelle Obama’s fight to help kids eat more healthfully and fight obesity is about to get real. She’s launching a campaign Tuesday to fight congressional efforts to delay new school food rules.

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Lawmakers Seek Delay on Healthy Lunch Rules for Schools

Lawmakers Seek Delay on Healthy Lunch Rules for Schools

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some in Congress want to give schools more time to comply with a new law to limit calories and fat and add more veggies to meals. But nutrition advocates say it would roll back healthy gains for kids.

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New Rules Would Curb How Kids Are Sold Junk Food at School

New Rules Would Curb How Kids Are Sold Junk Food at School

| February 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Schools have made big strides in meeting standards for healthier meals, but students are still bombarded by junk food marketing. The first lady announced guidelines Tuesday that aim to change that.

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Jennifer LeBarre Leads the Way in Oakland’s School Lunch Progress

Jennifer LeBarre Leads the Way in Oakland’s School Lunch Progress

| February 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jennifer LeBarre, Oakland Unified School District’s director of nutrition services, is working to expand the central kitchen the serves the city’s schools and feeds the kids. When LeBarre got started one of her students didn’t even know what a peach was. Hopefully, that won’t be a problem anymore.

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The Top Issues That Consumed the Food World This Year

The Top Issues That Consumed the Food World This Year

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

From GMOs to apps on your phone, these were some of the biggest food stories and trends in 2013.

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These Days, School Lunch Hours Are More Like 15 Minutes

These Days, School Lunch Hours Are More Like 15 Minutes

| December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

In a new poll, parents complain that their children are not getting nearly enough time for a basic school ritual: eating lunch. And that’s worrying parents and administrators, given that about one-third of American kids are overweight or obese.

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Berkeley School Cooking and Gardening Programs in Jeopardy

Berkeley School Cooking and Gardening Programs in Jeopardy

| May 7, 2013 | 6 Comments

Berkeley public schools are in danger of losing their gardening and cooking classes due to federal funding cuts. Sarah Henry reports on how that community is trying to save their edible education program.

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KQED’s Forum: Kids and Food Allergies

KQED’s Forum: Kids and Food Allergies

| March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

If it seems like childhood food allergies are more common than they used to be, it is because they are: nearly one in 10 preschoolers have allergies to food, and the rate of such allergies has more than doubled in the past decade.

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KQED’s Forum: How Nutritious are Calif. School Lunches?

KQED’s Forum: How Nutritious are Calif. School Lunches?

| July 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

On July 1, new federal regulations went into effect to make your child’s school lunch more nutritious, like adding additional fresh fruits and vegetables. After the usual pizza and chicken nuggets, it sounds like needed change. But are schools ready? According to research from California Watch, 60 percent of schools in the state have trouble meeting the old nutrition requirements. How will they get up to speed?

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Alice Waters Serves Lunch, Launches Levi’s T-Shirts for Edible Education

Alice Waters Serves Lunch, Launches Levi’s T-Shirts for Edible Education

| August 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

Alice Waters brought box lunches to Maiden Lane near Union Square today and launched her Levi’s T-shirt line (100% organic cotton, of course) all to raise awareness and funds for her national nonprofit Edible Schoolyard Project.

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Ten Top Food News Stories of 2010: Part One

Ten Top Food News Stories of 2010: Part One

| January 1, 2011 | 9 Comments

Food, glorious, food. It’s that time of year people: Bay Area Bites brings you the best in food news for 2010.

In this two-part package, we look at the national trends and topics that sizzled over the past 12 months and serve up some local flavor on the side.

Feel free to weigh in with your own edible highlights from the year that was.

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