The cafeteria lady with the hair net, the metal, then plastic and now Styrofoam lunch trays… conjure fun memories for so many current and former Dallas Independent School District students. But no more!
Even highly trained chefs deal with kid critics when it comes to lunch box offerings. The Executive Chef of Shaw’s Crab House in Chicago says use fresh ingredients and a little risk and you get fewer orders of pb&j this school year.
Texas has received permission from the federal government to spend more money to put locally grown foods in school lunch programs. Texas will be able to spend $12 million of USDA Foods entitlement money to buy locally grown fresh produce.
The Dallas ISD is teaming up with school districts in four other states to coordinate their school lunch planning. The plan is designed to help the districts keep costs down while providing healthy food choices.
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.
School districts soon will be able to opt out of a common ammonia-treated ground beef filler critics have dubbed “pink slime.”
There are new guidelines for school lunches, requiring schools to offer kids healthier options. A DFW nutrition expert explains the changes.
The first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in more than 15 years means most offerings, including popular pizza, will come with less sodium and more whole grains.
Congress is fighting to keep pizza and french fries on school lunch lines, picking apart an Obama administration proposal to make school lunches healthier.
Going back to school is the same as it’s always been. Only the details are different. Kids are still kids.
Making lunch for our kids can be frustrating, especially if they don’t eat it. Here are a few tips to help them eat healthy.