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School Cafeterias

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Fewer School Districts Promoting Junk Food, Soda

There’s been a big shift in how many school districts take money from soda companies and ban junk food from vending machines.

08/26/2013

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USDA Replacing Junk Food In Schools With “Smart Snacks”

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.

06/27/2013

Snacks and drinks with higher nutritional value are displayed. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

USDA Wants “Smart Snacks” In School Vending Machines

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.

CBSDFW.COM–02/06/2013

Fort Worth ISD students take part in new cafeteria item taste test. (credit: CBS 11 NEWS)

New Cafeteria Food Items Part Of Student Taste Test

Some students in the Fort Worth Independent School District spent part of the morning serving as taste testers for possible new cafeteria food items.

CBSDFW.COM–11/12/2012

Cafeteria workers prepare lunches for school children. (credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Study Would Search Through DISD Cafeteria Trash

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.

CBSDFW.COM–09/26/2012

Students line up to receive food during lunch in a Texas school cafeteria. (credit: Jana Birchum/Getty Images)

Fed Up With Menu, Students Stage Lunchroom Boycott

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.

02/20/2012

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DISD School Naming Rights Could Soon Be For Sale

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.

06/24/2011

No To Starch – USDA Changing School Nutrition Guidelines

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.

05/19/2011

Cafeteria workers prepare lunches for school children. (credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

In Texas Schools, A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Calories

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.

05/11/2011

Students line up to receive food during lunch in a Texas school cafeteria. (credit: Jana Birchum/Getty Images)

Gov’t Moves To Make School Lunches Healthier

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.

CBSDFW.COM–01/13/2011