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Entries Tagged as 'USDA'

New York School District Ditches Federal Lunch Program

July 10th, 2013 · No Comments · school food

I stopped my independent reporting on the school lunch program mainly because the people who run the nation’s cafeterias really don’t want anyone from the outside seeing what actually goes on in there. How we feed our kids at school is one of America’s dirtiest little secrets. Too bad, because it could be really interesting […]

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Congress to Kids: Drop Dead!

November 20th, 2011 · 3 Comments · kids, politics, school food

Amid all the hysteria over pizza and potatoes this week the mainstream media missed the real story behind the USDA’s embattled school nutrition guidelines by half and mangled the other half badly. The half they missed: These guidelines [PDF], ostensibly aimed at making school food healthier, were not the creation of Michelle Obama or the […]

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Processed Food Industry Shows USDA Who’s Boss in the Cafeteria

November 16th, 2011 · 5 Comments · kids, school food

First it was potatoes. Now it’s pizza. The processed food industry is reaching out to its friends in Congress to scuttle new USDA guidelines that were supposed to make school meals healthier. Politico reports that House and Senate negotiators are likely to approve agriculture appropriations language that would allow the tomato paste on pizza to […]

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