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School Lunches

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

A student eating pizza during lunch at Louisville Middle School (credit: CBS)

Rep. Polis Doesn’t Want Pizza Classified As A Vegetable Anymore

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.

05/14/2012

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School Trans Fats Ban Before Colorado Lawmakers

A sweeping trans fats ban for public schools is before Colorado senators after a two-week delay.

02/16/2012

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Back to School: Then and Now

Going back to school is the same as it’s always been. Only the details are different. Kids are still kids.

07/15/2011

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Thinking Outside the (Lunch) Box

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.

07/14/2011

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Green Living for the School Year

Going back to school is a time for change. Here are some ways to change our habits and help the planet this school year.

07/13/2011

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