School lunch

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MPS will offer free meals to all students

Published Aug. 11, 2014

All MPS students will now have access to free breakfast and lunch at school. Over the summer, Milwaukee Public Schools was accepted into a program, open to schools that take part in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, that allows it to offer free lunch to all students enrolled in the district.

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Paul Ryan and the brown bag lie

Published March 10, 2014

The question my students most often ask me is, "Why do you give so much work?" The second most often-asked question is, "Got any food?" Before this last weekend I had never thought to sit and quantify the questions my students ask me. But Paul Ryan made me do it.

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Some scoff, but others adore MPS' mock chicken leg

Published Oct. 10, 2013

When MPS tweets that its lunch of the day is mock chicken leg a flurry of quippy replies follows. Recently, some folks on Twitter even changed their profile image to a shot of the much-maligned, but also much-beloved mock chicken leg.

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Voice your opinion to Congress on child nutrition

Published Nov. 16, 2010

A number of people have appeared on my radar lately calling for changes -- in Milwaukee, but also beyond -- in the quality of meals for kids in schools. So, when I got an e-mail from Hunger Task Force the other day about the Child Nutrition Act, I read it with interest.

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School lunches: Not as bad as I expected

Published Sept. 27, 2008

Most days, I pack my sons' lunches because it's cheaper and healthier. I must admit, however, I finally started reading the MPS lunch menu, and it doesn't sound like the starchy-sugary nightmare I had assumed it to be.

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I want hot lunch

Published Jan. 17, 2008

I'm not sure why I only really want a hot lunch and never, ever, ever crave a cold sandwich, but I have an idea and I think it would make a lot of psychoanalysts nod their heads knowingly.