Her cafeteria co-workers and Dagget Elementary School students are used to seeing Mary Sanchez smiling, but this week they understand if she isn’t so happy.
There’s been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines.
Students, say goodbye to junk food temptations during school hours. The USDA is replacing potato chips and candy bars with baked chips and granola bars as part of new standards for the nation’s schools.
When the USDA mandated new nutrition standards for meals served in schools, the amount of snacks sold in vending machines went up significantly. Officials are addressing the issue with a proposed new Smart Snacks in School rule.
Some students in the Fort Worth Independent School District spent part of the morning serving as taste testers for possible new cafeteria food items.
Thursday school trustees will consider allowing three Dallas Independent School District (DISD) elementary schools to take part in a study on the contents of their cafeteria trash.
Macaroni and cheese again? Students at a Texas junior high school staged a four-day boycott of cafeteria food last week to press for more menu choices and healthier alternatives.
School lunch in the Carl’s Cutlets Cafeteria…reading and research in the Bonkers For Books.com Library… and finally a Friday night game at the Stan’s Sturdy Staircases Stadium. Sound crazy? Maybe not in the DISD.
It’s getting harder to find white potatoes in your child’s school cafeteria these days. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reducing the amount that can be served and changing other nutrition guidelines.
Smile, Texas schoolchildren. You’re on calorie camera. That’s the idea behind a $2 million project being unveiled Wednesday in the lunchroom of a Texas elementary school.
Nearly three decades after the Reagan Administration USDA proposed that school lunch programs count ketchup as a vegetable, the government is suggesting a major nutritional overhaul of student meals.