A 'school food Renaissance' at Greeley-Evans District 6 has caught the attention of federal nutrition officials. A representative with the U.S. Department of Agriculture will meet with school officials Tuesday and tour a kitchen that prepares student meals from scratch using fresh, local ingredients.
Originally published on Tue August 14, 2012 7:08 am
A student at Fairmeadow Elementary School buys fruits and vegetables in Palo Alto, Calif., in 2010.
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Lately, parents, teachers and policymakers have been experimenting with all kinds of different ways to keep unhealthy food out of schools. Some schools are limiting bake sales, as we reported earlier this year, while others are preparing lunches from scratch.
New Haven Public Schools' summer food truck will deliver an expected 40,000 free meals to kids in eligible neighborhoods during July and August.
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For millions of American children, the end of the school year means the end of free and reduced-price lunches that fill the gap between their appetites and their families' budgets. It's not that meals aren't available during the summer – they generally are, thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program. But getting kids to show up for those meals is harder than you'd think.