Few schools adhered to USDA nutrition standards before 2013

November 26, 2014

By Kathryn Doyle Before the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) set strict standards for nutrition for federally reimbursable lunch programs, less than 2 percent of middle or high schools would […]

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School vending machines ditch Oreos, Fritos for ‘smart snacks’

July 21, 2014

By Jessica Wohl The school vending machine is no longer an easy place to satisfy a snack craving. Under new national nutritional guidelines that kick in July 1, schools that […]

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Free drinking water available to most U.S. kids at school lunch

June 2, 2014

Most schools meet a new U.S. government requirement to provide free drinking water for students during lunchtime, a new study finds. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rule for schools in […]

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