DISD Partnering With Four States To Lower Food Cost, Raise QualityThe 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.
USDA Wants "Smart Snacks" In School Vending MachinesWhen 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.
New Cafeteria Food Items Part Of Student Taste TestSome students in the Fort Worth Independent School District spent part of the morning serving as taste testers for possible new cafeteria food items.
Schools Will Get To Opt Out Of "Pink Slime" BeefSchool districts soon will be able to opt out of a common ammonia-treated ground beef filler critics have dubbed "pink slime."
Nutrition Expert Explains New School Lunch RulesThere are new guidelines for school lunches, requiring schools to offer kids healthier options. A DFW nutrition expert explains the changes.
School Lunches To Have More Veggies, Whole GrainsThe 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 Pushes Back On Healthier School LunchesCongress is fighting to keep pizza and french fries on school lunch lines, picking apart an Obama administration proposal to make school lunches healthier.
Back To School: Then & NowGoing back to school is the same as it's always been. Only the details are different. Kids are still kids.
Thinking Outside The (Lunch) BoxMaking lunch for our kids can be frustrating, especially if they don't eat it. Here are a few tips to help them eat healthy.
Green Living For The School YearGoing back to school is a time for change. Here are some ways to change our habits and help the planet this school year.
No To Starch - USDA Changing School Nutrition GuidelinesIt'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.