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July 3, 1988
I agree with you that nutrition is important, but to publish an entire article on school lunches without mentioning how the food tastes seems to me a shocking omission ("Experts Say School Lunch Programs Have a Lot to Learn" by Allan Parachini, June 17). Elsewhere in this same issue of View, kids are shown sporting designer clothes, and in Calendar L. N. Halliburton is touting stuffed grape leaves and Caesar salad, for adults, of course. Why can't we teach our children that the aesthetics of food are important also?
March 4, 1997 | From Associated Press
Kids who have a beef with their school menu are getting a new alternative with the government's blessings: yogurt for lunch. Over strenuous objections of the cattle industry, the Agriculture Department has decided to allow yogurt as a meat substitute in the nation's school lunchrooms. Child-care providers and the food industry have been clamoring for the change for at least 15 years.
July 23, 2013 | By Frank Zelko
Few environmental conflicts are as fraught and intractable as whaling. Under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, commercial whaling has been illegal since 1986. But the agreement contains a loophole that has guaranteed continuing controversy: Signatories can still kill whales for scientific research. Since the ban took effect, Japan's whaling industry has continued to kill hundreds of whales a year, insisting that the annual hunt is necessary for research purposes.
September 11, 1993 | JON NALICK
Many students in the Santa Ana Unified School District may be eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals through federal programs benefiting low-income families. Students whose families receive food stamps, Aid to Families With Dependent Children or benefits from the Food Distribution Program or Indian reservations are automatically eligible for the National School Breakfast and School Lunch programs. Applications are available at school offices, said district spokeswoman Diane Thomas.
October 27, 1994 | EMELYN CRUZ LAT
A federal judge has ruled that Compton Unified School District owes $2.2 million to a food service management company that operated the district's school lunch programs for three years. District Judge William Rea in Los Angeles ruled earlier this month that the district breached its contract with United School Food Services, a partnership of Marriott School Services Inc. and National Business Services Inc. Howard A.
December 30, 1985
I have confirmed by telephone with the Director of CARE-Haiti that corruption in the distribution of CARE food was not the cause of the unrest in Gonaive as mentioned in Bella Stumbo's recent series on Haiti (Dec. 15-17); rather, it was then--and continues to be--the widespread hunger and food needs of the people in Gonaive and elsewhere. As the article so vividly illustrates, the quality of life for the masses in Haiti is deplorable. The demonstrations last year in Gonaive took place during a time of drought when food was particularly scarce.
March 7, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- What happened to Paul Ryan at CPAC should stand as a warning to all politicians who decide to humanize their policy positions with anecdotes: Make sure the story you are telling is real. You will be truth-squadded. You will be flyspecked. And if it turns out you failed to verify a “true” story that seemed too good to be true, or tortured a story to make it fit your larger point, your credibility will take a hit. On Thursday, Ryan stepped into a small mess at Conservative Political Action Conference when he repeated a story about a little boy who preferred a brown-bag lunch from home to a free school lunch.
January 13, 1992 | GREG HERNANDEZ
The Capistrano Unified School District Board of Trustees is considering a policy that would allow schools in the district to hold candy sales as fund-raisers for extracurricular activities. Trustees were presented last week with a draft of a policy that would lift a longstanding candy ban. The school district is the only one in the county that forbids candy sales.
November 11, 1995 | From Associated Press
Congressional Republicans agreed to reduce federal spending on anti-poverty programs by more than $80 billion over the next seven years as they worked Friday to settle final differences on legislation to transform the welfare system.
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