School Lunches

Della Curry at the school board meeting Monday night (credit: CBS)

‘I’m Coming To Them With Solutions’ Says Fired Kitchen Manager About Hungry Kids

A former cafeteria manager took a stand in front of the Cherry Creek School Board Monday night. She says she was fired for giving food to students who didn’t have lunch money.

08/11/2015

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Kitchen Manager Fired After Giving Food To Hungry Students Shares Personnel Record

Della Curry said she had nothing to hide, and in her effort to back up that statement she gave CBS4 her personnel record as well as her termination letter.

07/09/2015

CBS4's Tom Mustin caught up with Della Curry at DIA on Wednesday on her way to New York for national interviews  (credit: CBS)

Cherry Creek School District: ‘There Are No Hungry Kids’

A story first reported on CBS4 about a school kitchen manager who claims she was fired for feeding hungry kids is now grabbing headlines all over the world.

06/03/2015

Della Curry (credit: CBS)

Kitchen Manager Says She Was Fired For Giving Lunch To Students Without Money

Della Curry is out of work, and unashamed, after being fired by the Cherry Creek School District.

06/02/2015

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Colorado May Pay To Get More Local Food In Schools

A Colorado bill to spend about $5 million to put more local produce in school cafeterias has passed its first test at the Colorado Legislature.

02/18/2015

Students from the Boulder Valley School District order lunch at a food truck that rotates among high schools in the district. (credit: Boulder Valley School District)

Not Your Parents’ School Lunch: Districts Innovate With Food Trucks, Smartphone Apps

School meals served now are likely unrecognizable to parents. Although the staples — pizza, hamburgers, chicken nuggets — remain, they’re joined by chorizo quesadillas, harvest sweet potato bakes and Asian crispy chicken bowls, just to name a few.

09/05/2014

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School Meal Program Criticized For Losing Funds

Auditors say Colorado’s school meal program forfeited $700,000 in federal dollars during four years because the money was never spent.

01/28/2014

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Ask a Chef: Best Back To School Lunch Recipes

Even highly trained chefs deal with kid critics when it comes to lunch box offerings. The Executive Chef of Shaw’s Crab House in Chicago says use fresh ingredients and a little risk and you get fewer orders of pb&j this school year.

07/15/2013

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Lunch Workers Study How To Get Kids To Eat Healthy

There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them.

08/20/2012

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‘Foodies’ Sample Healthy New Options For Schools At Convention

Thousands of foodies from across the country are in Denver this week. They’re crowding the Colorado Convention Center sampling healthy new options to decide what to serve in their school cafeterias.

07/17/2012

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