The bill also would have extended eligibility for the WIC program to age 6, bridging a gap that left many low-income families without enough food.
With commuting, and other lifestyle changes, a growing number of low-income children now live outside the neighborhoods that qualify for federal assistance.
In the absence of equipment for making their own meals from scratch, schools rely on large manufacturers to provide them pre-made.
The deal OK'd by a key Senate panel preserves stricter school nutrition standards enacted since 2010, but it gives schools more leeway in implementing them.
Researcher Terry Spradlin discusses implications of childhood obesity trends and gives suggestions to parents and educators for how to encourage healthy living.
In anticipation of the upcoming Child Nutrition Act, some schools are already featuring healthier options. But do vending machines have a place?
Although there were some challenges in its first two years, support for the Farm to School program is enthusiastic.
The Charlotte Mecklenburg School System in North Carolina has stopped serving fried chicken and French fries in their school lunches. What about your school?
In an effort to fight child hunger and obesity, Congress passed a bill that makes the most significant changes to school meal program in 30 years.
On Thursday, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Child Kids Act passed by unanimous consent in the Senate.
The battle to fight childhood obesity in the U.S. has raised questions about Ronald McDonald's role as a marketing tactic intended to target young children.
The Senate Agriculture Committee approved Senator Blanche Lincoln's Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act today, endorsing a plan to improve school lunch programs