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  • House bill would roll back free and reduced-price school meals

    WASHINGTON – Fewer students would receive free and reduced-price meals at school under legislation that Republicans pushed through a House committee Wednesday. On a vote of 20-14, the Education and …


  • No debate: Area schools’ cafeterias offering nutritional lunches

    While Spokane students are piling roasted chicken and homemade red potato fries onto their plates, other students around the country will still be eating canned vegetables packed with sodium and …


  • GOP pushes to suspend healthy school lunches

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans are making a final push this month to give schools a temporary break from healthier school meal standards. The school meal rules, phased in since 2012 …


  • First lady defends school meal nutrition rules

    WASHINGTON – First lady Michelle Obama is striking back at House Republicans who are trying to weaken healthier school meal standards, saying any effort to roll back the guidelines is …


  • Farm bill program putting healthy food on school menus

    At Cheney High School, students hardly realized hummus had been added to the menu. Its stealthy label is “veggie dip.” “Wait: Is that the sort of white stuff they serve …


  • Funding for ‘pulse crops’ program included in Farm Bill

    WASHINGTON – Federal money for a program aimed at increasing bean, lentil and chickpea consumption has made it into the compromise version of the farm bill now working its way …


  • Shawn Vestal: Lunchrooms reflect classroom realities

    One of the most important, and least considered, factors influencing what happens in classrooms is what happens in lunchrooms. That’s because lunchrooms are where a school’s relationship to the socioeconomic …


  • It’s something new

    Kindergartner Kimora Estrada said her favorite part of her school lunch is “when I eat pineapple.” In fact, there was a large scoop of pineapple chunks on her tray Wednesday. …


  • School districts move to from-scratch cooking

    The aromas of herbed baked chicken and cheesy macaroni wafted through the air. While a few cooks clad in white coats busily stocked a salad bar and set up a …


  • ’Pink slime’ maker halts some plants

    LUBBOCK, Texas — The company that makes “pink slime” is suspending operations at three of four plants where the low-cost beef filler amid a public outcry over concern about the …


  • Schools will get to opt out of ‘pink slime’ beef

    School districts soon will be able to opt out of a common ammonia-treated ground beef filler critics have dubbed “pink slime.”


  • Consult your children when packing lunches

    The night before my son started first grade, his foodie mother stayed up to lovingly prepare a sandwich of free-range turkey on homemade organic bread with a crisp organic apple, …


  • Post Falls school lunches

    Post Falls and Lakeland School Districts lunch menus for the week of Feb. 23-27. Post Falls School District


  • School Lunch

    Post Falls and Lakeland School Districts lunch menus for the week of Feb. 16-20. No school Monday. Post Falls School District


  • School lunches

    Kootenai County school lunch menus for the week of Feb. 2-6. Coeur d’Alene School District


  • School lunches

    Kootenai County school lunch menus for the week of Jan. 26-30. Coeur d’Alene School District


  • School lunch

    Post Falls and Lakeland School Districts lunch menus for the week of Dec. 15-19. Post Falls School District

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