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School Lunches

Unpaid lunch costs latest hit on school budgets

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videoUnpaid school lunch charges have been on rise for years in New Hanover County, but now schools can no longer use federal funds to pay off those meals. Last year alone unpaid lunches cost the district about $122,000. Full story...
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Lunch workers study how to get kids to eat healthy

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There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them. Full story...
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NC Senate responds to chicken nuggets school case

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North Carolina lawmakers are reacting to a recent chicken-nuggets lunchroom controversy that raged on conservative talk shows and web sites by banning school officials from looking at the nutritional balance of home-packed meals. Full story...
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UNC System head Ross goes back to old high school

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The president of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system is returning to his old high school. Full story...
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Davidson Co. schools struggle to pay lunch debts

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Davidson County students who repeatedly forget their lunch money may wind up with a cold sandwich rather than a hot meal. Full story...
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Tracking school lunches

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videoEver wonder what your kids are really eating in the school lunchroom? A local company has discovered a way for you to find out. Full story...
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Healthy options for school lunch

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videoPacking a nutritional lunch that kids will eat is a difficult task. With students getting ready to head back to school, parents head to the grocery store to look for healthy lunches. Full story...
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School lunches raised twenty cents in New Hanover

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Parents in New Hanover County will have to start sending their children to school with a little more lunch money. This fall, students in all grades will see a price increase in the cafeteria. Full story...
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Brunswick County students to pay more for school lunch

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School Board approved price hike to cover rising costs. Full story...
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