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October 15, 2019
Universal free lunch is linked to better test scores in New York City, new report finds
The study, out of Syracuse University’s Center for Policy Research, assessed the impact of universal free lunch on students who previously didn’t have access to them.
September 25, 2019
How do you get kids to eat school lunch? The Detroit district will give food trucks a try.
Two food trucks will circulate between high schools in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, bringing students food that isn’t offered in the cafeteria.
August 5, 2019
Council speaker offers broad proposals to combat hunger among NYC children — and their parents
A new report from the speaker’s office outlines policy proposals to combat food insecurity in the city by expanding nutrition programs in schools and other agencies.
June 22, 2018
When Denver stopped lunch-shaming, debt from unpaid meals skyrocketed
After the Denver school district outlawed lunch-shaming last fall, debt from unpaid lunches ballooned.
January 24, 2018
For 40 cents a meal, Colorado could feed a lot more middle school students
Colorado subsidizes free lunches for kids from low-income families, but that program expires after fifth grade. A bill in the legislature would change that.
farm to school
October 3, 2016
Brussels sprouts, anyone? School gardens grow knowledge for Memphis kids lacking fresh food
Farm-to-school programs are highlighted during a USDA deputy's visit to four Memphis schools.
More free lunch
July 31, 2015
After hesitation, more Colorado districts join federal program to give out universal free meals
A one-year-old federal program that allows school districts to offer universal free meals at some or all schools is growing in Colorado.
Breakfast after the bell
February 2, 2015
House panel rejects bill to halt school breakfast expansion
A bill that would have stopped expansion of the breakfast after the bell program to additional schools and students was killed Monday by the House Education Committee.
The latest bills
January 13, 2015
New bill would change rules for “breakfast after the bell”
A bill introduced in the House Tuesday would change existing law governing the “breakfast after the bell” program and likely affect its expansion.
April 16, 2012
Eat Your Radio teaches kids about food, and journalism
If this isn't creative we don't know what is. KGNU radio in Boulder teaches kids about nutrition and journalism through Eat Your Radio. The food part of the lesson is courtesy of the Integrated Nutrition Education Program.
November 10, 2011
Free school breakfasts for all worth the cost, experts say
Increasing numbers of school officials throughout Colorado are concluding that free breakfast-in-the-classroom programs not only make good sense nutritionally, they make good sense financially and academically as well.
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