DENVER (AP) - There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them. At a School Nutrition Association conference in Denver this summer, food workers heard tips... more »
GREELEY(AP)-Michael Lang understands the importance of composting any food waste and other products during lunchtime.
And he's only in the fifth grade.
Michael, 11, and his classmates at Grandview Elementary School in Windsor recently became the first elementary school in Weld County to recycle compostable waste during their... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation to provide more lunches and dinners to school children and make those meals healthier.
Speaking at an elementary school in the District of Columbia, Obama says the legislation is about doing what is right for America's children and... more »
House Democrats are moving forward on first lady Michelle Obama's vision for healthier school lunches, propelling legislation that calls for tougher standards governing food in school and more meals for hungry children.
The bill approved by the House Education and Labor Committee Thursday would allow the Agriculture Department to... more »
Food and nutrition managers in Colorado Springs School District 11 are revamping the menu for school cafeterias.
The D11 Good Food Project aims to reduce the amount of processed foods that are served to students and to increase the number of natural foods served in school lunch lines.
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A Colorado senator is hitting a public-school cafeteria for lunch Tuesday. And Sen. Michael Bennet is bringing a federal official along for lunch to promote a bill to get healthier foods on school lunch plates. Bennet and Kevin Concannon of the U.S. Department of Agriculture are having lunch in a... more »
The mother of an 8th grader at Skyview Middle School in Falcon District 49 says her son was denied his hot lunch because he was a nickel short.
The family qualifies for the reduced lunch rate of $0.40 a meal. The boy apparently had gone through the lunch line... more »
Everyday after school, Barbara Wanke makes her granddaughter Kiara a snack. She worries that Kiara and her classmates aren't getting enough to eat at school because their lunch period is so short.
"I'm very upset about this. I feel that our children aren't being taken care of at school,"... more »