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Entries Tagged as 'rebates'

Finally Revealed: Processed Food Rebates Dominate School Cafeterias

October 18th, 2011 · 33 Comments · kids, school food

When I first started writing about the food being served in my daughter’s elementary school cafeteria, I figured there had to be a reason children were being fed Apple Jacks cereal, strawberry milk, Pop-Tarts, Giant Goldfish Grahams and Otis Spunkmeyer muffins for breakfast. I was right. The manufacturers of those sugar-laden products pay hefty rebates–some […]

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How Rebates Keep Local Produce Out of School Cafeterias

October 6th, 2011 · 2 Comments · kids, school food

Just in time for Farm to School Week, the state prosecutor investigating fraud in school food rebates in New York yesterday told a U.S. Senate panel how the industry practice of awarding rebates to food service providers for large volume purchases discourages the use of local farm goods in school meals. Assistant New York Attorney […]

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D.C. Mayor Orders Release of Secret School Food Rebate Data

June 2nd, 2011 · 21 Comments · kids, school food

In a development that could finally crack the code of silence surrounding rebates in school food service, lawyers for D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray have reversed a longstanding decision by local school officials and ordered the release of data showing how much money food manufacturers pay in rebates in order to place their products on children’s cafeteria […]

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