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Free school lunches should continue during shutdown

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Free and reduced-price school meals should continue during the shutdown, although if it goes past February, questions start to pop up.

Convincing kids to choose salad in the lunch line

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New research suggests that exposing kids to appropriate marketing can lead more of them to choose healthy options in the lunch line.

Kids’ diets better, but still low-quality

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A standard measure for how healthy a diet is showed researchers from Brown U. and U.Mass. that kids are eating better but need improvement still.

School meals linked to higher obesity risk

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School meals may be making kids obese, a new study out of Virginia Tech concludes. Just when we thought school food was tasty and good!

Fresh, local food for lots of Md. students

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Farm-to-school programs are great for kids and for local growers. Md. leads the nation in some respects, the USDA says.

Chicago school lunch boycott sends a message

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Students at a Chicago high school are boycotting lunch. They say it tastes bad and the company that makes it, Aramark, has to do better.

Weekly national school snapshots, Nov. 6

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Data privacy and the 2016 presidential campaign dominate national school news headlines for the most recent week.

Hungry students want to change food truck law

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A variety of food choices at lunch is what kids say they want; the USDA stands behind nutrition standards in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act.

US finally bans trans fats in food

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Hoping to save lives, the US FDA ruled Tuesday that foods sold in the US must contain no artery-clogging artificial trans fats by 2018.