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Students eat their lunch in the cafeteria at Thomas Jefferson High School  in Dallas, Friday, April 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Students eat their lunch in the cafeteria at Thomas Jefferson High School in Dallas, Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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Schools Seek Upgrades to Entice Healthy Eating

Industrial blenders mix up smoothies for students in New York while some schools in California are adding salad bars. In Dallas, campus cafeterias use pass-through coolers and warmers to make sure the food is just right before it's served.

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Michelle Obama And Tom Vilsack Make Announcement On School Wellness
Michelle Obama (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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First Lady Targets Unhealthy Ads in Schools [AUDIO]

Promotion of sugary snacks and beverages would no longer be permitted in schools under guidelines unveiled by first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday.

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Nutrition Label
Nutrition Label (Flickr User U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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FDA to Revise Nutrition Facts Label

Those nutrition labels on the back of food packages may soon become easier to read.

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Senate Rejects Genetically Modified Organism Labeling Amendment

The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly rejected an amendment that would allow states to require labeling of genetically modified foods.

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Flickr user Veganbaking.net
Flickr user Veganbaking.net
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8 Slimming Superfoods to Get You Ready for the Jersey Shore

These easy-to-eat meals and snacks are a sure way to boost your energy, flatten your tummy and get your skin glowing to prepare you for the summer!

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Gatorade Drops Chemical in Drinks as More People Scrutinize Ingredients in Food

When PepsiCo Inc. announced it would stop putting an obscure vegetable oil in its Gatorade right before the Super Bowl, one of the loudest cheers came from a high school student who had made it her mission to get rid of the ingredient.

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Should Phillipsburg offer free lunches to all students?
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Summer Food Service Program Needs Sponsors

The State Department of Agriculture is hoping to get more nutritious meals into the mouths of children who need them through their Summer Food Service Program.

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Food Recalls on the Rise, Cost $227 Million, Report Says

Food recalls are on the rise and our food safety systems are broken, despite government concerns to address the problem.  That's according to a new report by New Jersey PIRG which finds contaminated food makes 48 million Americans sick every year and costs over $77 billion in aggregated economic costs. 

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How Healthy Are School Lunches In New Jersey? [AUDIO]

Healthier food choices are at the forefront across New Jersey as school districts statewide commemorate National School Lunch Week.

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School Breakfast
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New Jersey’s School Breakfast Participation Could Be Better [AUDIO]

There is a lot of good news in the Advocates for Children Of New Jersey's (ACNJ) 2nd annual School Breakfast report.

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