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Tag: school lunch

April 2, 2013 | 3:01 pm

(Video) What an Oakland Kid Eats

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by Jan Stürmann, Center for Investigative Reporting Once children walk out the door in the morning, what they eat is out of their parents’ control. Day care workers, school cooks, fast food vendors and friends can all throw roadblocks into a healthy diet. Controlling what a child eats when he or she leaves the house […]

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San Francisco Schools Accused of Using Lunch Money for Other Purposes

February 6, 2013 | 4:41 pm

San Francisco Schools Accused of Using Lunch Money for Other Purposes

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It’s like stealing candy from a baby — only in this case, it’s a chicken patty, a fruit cup and a half-pint milk. Some California school districts are using school lunch money for other purposes, the state Senate charged in a report on Wednesday. The report singled out San Francisco Unified School District among several […]

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No More Gopher Flesh: Oakland Kids Chow Down on Veggies

October 22, 2012 | 3:19 pm

No More Gopher Flesh: Oakland Kids Chow Down on Veggies

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At my elementary school, and probably at yours, we sang a subversive little song about the cuisine served to us in the lunchroom that involved greasy grimy gopher guts, mutilated monkey meat, and oven-fried parakeet.  All of it pretty unappetizing — and probably coincidentally, all of it animal-based. So kids in Oakland schools may have […]

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