School Lunches

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Ask A South Florida Expert: School Lunches To Prepare In 10 Minutes Or Less

Time should never be a factor for parents in giving their children healthy meals and snacks, but with the crunch of school and work, it often becomes an unfortunate reality. Vegan chef Nerissa Hope offers some easy solutions that can be made in 10 minutes or less.

08/28/2015

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MDCPS Test Kitchen Reveals New Healthy, Nutritious Lunches For Students

In just three weeks, Miami-Dade County Public Schools will be welcoming more than 340,000 students back to school. The Food and Nutrition Department has been working diligently planning healthy, nutritious menus for the school year ahead.

CBS Miami–08/03/2015

Two boys pick up their lunch trays at Northwestern Elementary School in Zachary, Louisiana. (Source: PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Miami, Orlando Schools Ditch Styrofoam Trays

The school districts in Miami and Orlando are removing Styrofoam trays from school lunchrooms and replacing them with compostable plates made of recycled newsprint.

05/25/2015

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Schools Seek Changes To Healthier Lunch Rules

Students at South Florida public schools who buy their lunch will be eating healthier next year, whether they like it or not.

05/05/2014

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How To Get Kids On-Board With Healthy Eating

A winning combination most parents want for their children is a healthy mind and a healthy body. But how to get the kids to buy into the idea of eating healthy lunches and snacks?

08/21/2013

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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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Broward School Board To Consider Raising School Meal Prices

It may cost more to eat lunch at a Broward County public school in the upcoming school year.

CBS4–06/19/2012

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New Year To Bring New Florida Laws

As you recover from that New-Year’s hangover, you can think about some of the new state laws that take effect with the new year. Everything from how much some people make, to the unemployment people get, and even to the tattoos they might consider are covered by new state laws.

CBS4–12/28/2011

(Photo Source: Miami Dade Public Schools)  Star Food Healthy Express vending machines at Miami-Dade high schools will offer choices like yogurt parfaits and wraps this year.

Miami-Dade School Cafeterias Get High-Tech, Healthy Makeovers

When Miami-Dade students go back to school on Monday, some of them will notice their cafeterias have undergone high-tech, healthy makeovers and it’s all about battling childhood obesity in South Florida.

CBS4–08/19/2011

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Study: Sack Lunches Can Make Kids Sick

Is your kid’s brown-bagged school lunch unsafe? A new study suggests sacked lunches are breeding grounds for bacteria that cause vomiting, diarrhea, or even death in some children.

CBS4–08/08/2011

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