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Are School Lunches a Bit Too Healthy?
Jan. 29, 2016
While Congress fights over health-conscience school lunch standards that many think get in the way of taste, WBEZ’s Monica Eng dug into what kids are actually eating under those rules in Chicago.
Nearly 1,000 North Side High Schoolers Skip School Lunch
Dec. 8, 2015
Nearly a thousand students boycotted school lunch Monday at Roosevelt High School in protest of food they says is unhealthy and unappetizing. And they are getting some traction.
CPS Students Pressure Aramark with School Lunch Boycott
Nov. 30, 2015
A group of North Side high schoolers is behind a website, petition and now a boycott of Chicago Public Schools food to protest what they see as ‘nasty’ fare.
National policy on school milk boosting lunchtime waste?
Nov. 17, 2015
Parents from a Chicago public school are upset about a national policy that they say are encouraging kids to take food they don’t want.
How Flamin' Hot Cheetos qualify as a 'Smart Snack'
Mar. 26, 2015
Critics say new federal standards for healthy school snacks are too strict, even as reformulated versions of Cheetos and Pop Tarts top CPS vending machines.
CPS doesn’t know how much sugar is in kids’ meals
Apr. 25, 2014
Federal rules don’t require districts to track sugar levels in school food.
Has school food gotten healthier?
Apr. 14, 2014
Not if you judge from the processed foods that dominate districts like Chicago Public Schools.
What’s really in a CPS chicken nugget?
Apr. 3, 2014
The school district turns over documents to WBEZ that make true ingredients impossible to know.
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