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Snow Days Mean Some Kids Miss Meals

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ERIC LANGHORST / FLICKR The idea of another snow day gets many kids excited. But for those who depend on school for a free or reduced price hot breakfast or lunch, another snow day could mean another day of scrounging for food. Andy Chow with the Statehouse News Bureau reports the Ohio Association of Foodbanks [...]

PETA Offers to Help Cleveland Schools Fill Budget Hole In Exchange for Lunch Tray Ads

The animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, otherwise known as PETA, is making the Cleveland school district a unique offer: they’d like to buy ad space on school lunch trays. PETA Executive Director Tracy Reiman sent Cleveland school district CEO Eric Gordon a letter this week proposing to help fill the [...]

Schools Offer Lunch Discounts for Students Selecting Fruits, Vegetables

Richard North / Flickr New federal school meal rules taking effect this year require schools to serve fruits and vegetables at lunch every day, and more of them. But it can be tough to sell kids on heaping servings of fruits and vegetables. So some schools are effectively paying students to include fruits and vegetables on [...]

In Ohio, There Is Such a Thing as (More) Free Lunch

U.S. Department of Agriculture / Flickr More Ohio students will get free school meals next school year thanks to changes to federal school meal programs. The way most school meal programs work now, parents have to fill out an application in order for their child to get free meals at school. And school districts have [...]

Why Pizza is Staying in Your Child’s Hot Lunch

The New York Times reports that Congress has blocked rules proposed by the Agriculture Department that would have significantly changed what students eat for lunch: The proposed changes — the first in 15 years to the $11 billion school lunch program — were meant to reduce childhood obesity by adding more fruits and green vegetables [...]

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