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