school lunch http://wamc.org en Vermont Dems Rip GOP Over School Lunches http://wamc.org/post/vermont-dems-rip-gop-over-school-lunches <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont Democrats are firing barbs at Republican leaders in the state House after GOP members of a House committee voted against a proposal to provide free school lunches for low-income students.<br><br>House Minority Leader Don Turner was among Republican members of the House Education Committee who voted against the free-lunch proposal in Governor Peter Shumlin's budget. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:11:47 +0000 Pat Bradley 57245 at http://wamc.org Vermont Dems Rip GOP Over School Lunches Upstate NY school district leaves lunch program http://wamc.org/post/upstate-ny-school-district-leaves-lunch-program <p>NISKAYUNA, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York school district is opting out of the National School Lunch Program as students throw out fruits and vegetables required under new nutritional guidelines.</p><p>The Niskayuna Central School District near Albany plans to opt out April 1. Officials in the suburban district say the number of students buying lunch dropped significantly this year and the program is running a $70,000 deficit.</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 04:56:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 56453 at http://wamc.org Upstate NY school district leaves lunch program