Congress tweaks school nutrition standards through spending bill

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Federal Budget Funds School Kitchen Upgrades, Modifies Nutrition Standards

For the third consecutive year, Congress and President Obama have approved funding for schools to purchase kitchen equipment that will help them serve safe and healthy meals. The spending bill also loosens some of the recent updates to the school nutrition standards.
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School Kitchen Upgrades Are Coming to Oakland

Officials in Oakland, California, are overhauling the school district's food service facilities to serve more food made from scratch and increase the amount of fresh produce served. Hear how their efforts to modernize and improve school food service are becoming a reality.
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Percentage of California school districts that need kitchen infrastructure upgrades.
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Sam Kass—a White House senior policy adviser and executive director of the anti-obesity campaign Let's Move!—poses with high school senior Josue Suastegui of Orange County, California. A chef himself, Kass spoke with student contestants in the Cooking Up Change challenge this June about their recipes. Kass is stepping down from his role at the end of 2014.
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