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New Trump Food Stamp Rules Could Kick Entire Schools off Free Meals

The change at the Department of Agriculture could impact millions of children attending thousands of schools in poor districts.
Morgan Baskin

The Nine-Year-Old Paying Off His Classmates' Lunch Debt Isn't a 'Feel Good' Story

Framing these stories as inspirational pushes us further into a bleak future where debt is inescapable, even in elementary school.
Bettina Makalintal

School Lunch Baron Allegedly Hacked Students' Data to Take Down His Competitor

The CFO of a school lunch distributor faces charges of identity theft and unauthorized computer access and could spend three years in prison.
Jelisa Castrodale

Nebraska School Cook Allegedly Added Kangaroo Meat as Secret Ingredient in Cafeteria Chili

“If a family wants to eat exotic foods, they can do so on their own time—not at school,” the school's superintendent wrote in a letter to parents.
Jelisa Castrodale

Nothing to See Here, Just Spiders Crawling Out of This Kid's School Cafeteria Breakfast

"I looked in my cereal and they were in my cereal. So I’ve digested spiders," said sophomore Gatlan Morris.
Jelisa Castrodale

School Accused of Promoting 'Classism' with $100 Passes to Cut Lunch Line

The school's principal quickly disavowed the plan.
Alex Swerdloff
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This Photo Has Sparked an Online Debate Over the State of School Lunches

Is this 'popcorn chicken po-boy' a plea for merciful reprieve from a desperate cafeteria worker? Or is this now considered an acceptable lunch?
Alex Swerdloff

Mom Accidentally Puts Bag of Booze Slushie in Child's Lunchbox

Everyone knows Go-Gurt pairs great with hard liquor.
Alex Swerdloff

How a Lunch Program Is Changing At-Risk Students' Lives

"Most of the men in my life get shot," a ten-year-old girl tells me over a meal at her Baltimore school, where a lunch buddy program has helped disadvantaged students show dramatic improvement in the classroom.
Rachel Anne Warren

High School Student Suspended for Taking One Extra Chicken Nugget at Lunch

Carson Koller was suspended from school for putting six chicken nuggets on his lunch tray instead of the high school’s standard lunch serving of five chicken nuggets.
Alex Swerdloff
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How Chicago Students Are Fighting Disgusting School Lunches

Claiming that their cafeteria offerings—provided by private contractor Aramark—are "disgusting" and "rotten," students in Chicago Public Schools have started a boycott to fight for their right to a decent, nutritious lunch.
Tom Perkins

Italy's Schoolchildren Will Not Tolerate Bad Pizza

more than 220 bambini turned up their little Italian noses at the “cold, rubbery, and often uncooked” pizza they were being served at school.
Alex Swerdloff