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Jun 23, 2014 — Leaders of the National School Board Association say they're concerned about "federal overreach on school meals." But the first lady maintains that now is not the time to turn back the standards.
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Jun 11, 2014 — After a Hollywood environmentalist told us the answer to this question was no, we posed it to the followers of the @NPRFood Twitter account. We got a big — and diverse — response.
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Jun 11, 2014 — School food service administrators once supported new healthy food requirements on the nation's school lunch program. But now, they want the rules delayed. And they're getting swept up in politics.
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Jun 8, 2014 — A private school in Malibu Canyon supported by director James Cameron and his wife is set to go vegan. Meanwhile, Congress is debating whether to delay healthy school lunch rules for the rest of us.
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May 30, 2014 — A House committee Thursday approved a measure that would give schools a way to opt out of new, federal healthy school lunch standards. But advocates say kids' health should take precedence.
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May 27, 2014 — Michelle Obama's fight to help kids eat more healthfully and fight obesity is about to get real. She's launching a campaign Tuesday to fight congressional efforts to delay new school food rules.
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May 20, 2014 — Some in Congress want to give schools more time to comply with a new law to limit calories and fat and add more veggies to meals. But nutrition advocates say it would roll back healthy gains for kids.
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Feb 25, 2014 — Schools have made big strides in meeting standards for healthier meals, but students are still bombarded by junk food marketing. The first lady announced guidelines Tuesday that aim to change that.
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Feb 20, 2014 — The agency responds to a January incident in which a Utah elementary school served students food — and threw it away when their accounts were found to have a negative balance.
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Feb 12, 2014 — When bad weather shuts down school or delays its openings, it locks out many needy kids from a key source of nutrition. Some 70 percent of U.S. schoolchildren who eat school lunches get them for free or at reduced prices.
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