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.
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.
Auditors say Colorado’s school meal program forfeited $700,000 in federal dollars during four years because the money was never spent.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis wants to make sure pizza doesn’t count as a vegetable in school lunches and on Monday announced new legislation.
A sweeping trans fats ban for public schools is before Colorado senators after a two-week delay.
Going back to school is the same as it’s always been. Only the details are different. Kids are still kids.
Making lunch for our kids can be frustrating, especially if they don’t eat it. Here are a few tips to help them eat healthy.