Vilsack is widely credited with rallying the support that ultimately made the 2014 farm bill one of the few major bipartisan successes in this Congress.
Many schools are finding that giving kids a say in what they eat can cut down on what ends up in the trash.
A new study shows that kids’ packed lunches from home are high in sugar and salt, and fall short of federal nutrition guidelines.
Looking for a way to cut waste — and cut costs — schools are turning to composting cafeteria leftovers.
Health advocates and a school nutrition lobby group are bracing for battle as an opt-out provision for school lunch rules moves through the U.S. House.
Free meals at Indianapolis schools will begin this fall and are part of the USDA’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.
From the launch of the local food effort, producers have worked alongside buyers to push for a system that integrates local food into everyday life.
Some school districts are complaining of financial losses since healthy school lunch rules went into effect in 2012. House Republicans have proposed a solution.
Critics of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 argue the standards are forcing kids to take food they won't eat and thereby creating more waste.
Unhealthy foods are already being taken out of school lunches. Next up is the removal of unhealthy food marketing in schools.
A national movement against plastic foam food containers got a boost of momentum as New York moves closer to a citywide ban.
Kids are trashing the fruits and veggies served for school lunches. A study suggests paying them to eat the good stuff will increase consumption, reduce waste.
Healthier changes are finally coming to school snacks -- the first major overhaul in 30 years.
The new research lends empirical support to state-mandated fruit and veggie minimums.
Michelle Obama hits the road this week to promote the third birthday of Let's Move!, her initiative that aims to eliminate childhood obesity.
In hopes encouraging healthier eating habits among the nation's youth, the USDA has proposed a new set of guidelines for food sold in schools.
On the menu today are two traditional Christmas Eve foods: tamales and oyster stew. Bob Adkins uses his chef chops to make healthy and delicious meals for kids.
The USDA has decided to allow more meat and grains in school lunches after outcry by school administrators.
It's been a long week for "lean finely textured beef."
Kids don't like greens? Just don't tell them your recipe.