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Ask a Chef: Best Back To School Lunch Recipes

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.

07/15/2013

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More $ For Locally Grown Foods In School Lunch Programs

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.

CBSDFW.COM–04/13/2013

Senator Dick Durbin Tours New Healthy Lunch In Schools Program

DISD Partnering With Four States To Lower Food Cost, Raise Quality

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.

KRLD–03/20/2013

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

Ground beef passes through a machine that makes hamburger patties at a meat packing and distribution facility. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Schools Will Get To Opt Out Of “Pink Slime” Beef

School districts soon will be able to opt out of a common ammonia-treated ground beef filler critics have dubbed “pink slime.”

03/15/2012

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Nutrition Expert Explains New School Lunch Rules

There are new guidelines for school lunches, requiring schools to offer kids healthier options. A DFW nutrition expert explains the changes.

01/26/2012

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

School Lunches To Have More Veggies, Whole Grains

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.

01/25/2012

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

Congress Pushes Back On Healthier School Lunches

Congress is fighting to keep pizza and french fries on school lunch lines, picking apart an Obama administration proposal to make school lunches healthier.

11/15/2011

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Back To School: Then & Now

Going back to school is the same as it’s always been. Only the details are different. Kids are still kids.

07/15/2011

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Thinking Outside The (Lunch) Box

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.

07/14/2011

European Union Promotes Child Nutrition

Green Living For The School Year

Going back to school is a time for change. Here are some ways to change our habits and help the planet this school year.

07/13/2011

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