Mon., August 6, 2012 6:42pm
Georgia students can expect to see more fruits and vegetables in their school lunches under new federal guidelines aimed at adding more nutrition to their diets.
Thu., May 31, 2012 3:04pm
With the arrival of summer break, more poor children could miss meals. Seamless Summer, a joint Georgia Department of Education and USDA program, attempts to bridge the summer gap.
Mon., December 19, 2011 8:14am
More Georgia students than ever before are relying on federally subsidized school meals as families struggle to make ends meet in the sluggish economy. Many are getting them for the first time.
Mon., October 3, 2011 12:00pm
Some Georgia cafeterias are getting ahead of expected federal guidelines that virtually would banish the potato from school lunches. The US Agriculture Department is formulating a proposal that would drastically reduce the humble spud from school cafeterias. The new guidelines aren't expect to take effect until next year, but coastal Glynn County schools already has started to serve potatoes just once each week.
Wed., January 26, 2011 5:19pm
President Obama's plan to freeze federal spending could have big budget implications in Georgia. The state is expected to spend about $11 billion of federal funds in the coming year. Most of it goes to Medicaid, the health care program for the poor and disabled. But about a billion also goes to education.
Mon., December 13, 2010 1:47pm
A new law signed by President Obama Monday hopes to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. The $4.5 billion effort takes aim at school lunch programs in Georgia and around the nation.