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Aug 17,2011 at 4:19 AM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The debate happens every school year.  Do you pack your child's lunch or give him money to buy lunch in the cafeteria?

A registered dietician at Shands Jacksonville, Misha Biden, said the answer could be both....
Aug 10,2011 at 7:46 AM EST

The St. Johns County School District announced its policy today for free and reduced price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs and Child Care Food...
Aug 6,2011 at 4:02 AM EST
Sunny  Mediterranean Couscous Salad


1 box Whole Grain Couscous

1 1/2 cups warm water

1/2 tsp salt

1 tomato, chopped

1/2 cup petite carrots, chopped

1 bunch parsley,...
Jul 6,2011 at 3:45 AM EST

WASHINGTON -- No, President Obama won't be restricted to 140-character answers at today's Twitter forum.

In fact, Obama can speak for as long as he wants as he fields questions from Twitter users during the event at 2 p.m. today at the White House.
Jun 1,2011 at 8:26 AM EST
WASHINGTON -- Claiming the new rules are just too costly, House Republicans are pushing back against the Obama administration's efforts to promote healthier school lunches.
May 24,2011 at 10:55 AM EST

Healthy Schools Campaign is proud to announce Jacksonville’s Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology student chefs as the winners of the Cooking up Change healthy cooking contest. The Florida team along with student chefs from Chicago,...
May 17,2011 at 1:17 PM EST

The Ponte Vedra High School Marketing Academy is teaming up with Peterbrooke Chocolatiers.   Students involved in the academy were given the opportunity to plan and implement a marketing campaign to increase Peterbrooke’s revenue during the summer months.
May 16,2011 at 12:46 PM EST
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Humane Society of the United States is relieved that a bill banning people from taking pictures or videos of Florida farms did not pass the legislature this spring.
Jan 13,2011 at 7:48 AM EST
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Hold the french fries and salt. The government is calling for dramatic changes in school meals, including limiting french fries, sodium and calories and offering students more fruits and vegetables.
Nov 11,2010 at 3:59 PM EST
More than a quarter of young adults are unable to meet physical requirements to join the military, creating a potential threat to national security, a group of retired armed forces leaders said Tuesday.
Oct 17,2010 at 5:41 AM EST
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Is America ready for red celery? A Florida produce company thinks so and has bet consumers will bite on the colorful crunch of its new product.
Sep 28,2010 at 7:25 AM EST
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Budget problems, cutbacks, program reductions...all of those fly in the face of making sure our children get a proper education, but they are also modern realities in local public schools.
Sep 24,2010 at 11:25 AM EST
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Those of us who work with Joy Purdy in the mornings know two things about her and food.
Aug 31,2010 at 7:16 AM EST
Just in time for the battle over what's gonna be in millions of back-to-school lunches, Bolthouse Farms and nearly 50 other carrot growers today will unveil plans for the industry's first-ever marketing campaign.
Aug 1,2010 at 9:50 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama urged Congress to pass legislation that calls for higher nutritional standards for school meals.