Freshly prepared sandwiches on whole grain bread at PS2 Elementary in West New York, NJ.
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On May 21, the Healthy Schools Campaign and the U.S. Department of Education hosted the finals of "Cooking Up Change" in Washington, D.C. Student teams from six American cities took part in the contest to see who could create a great-tasting lunch that met nutrition standards on a tight budget.
Students at Sherwood High School in Montgomery County, MD enjoy a variety of filling lunch options every day.
Americans' appetite for imported food has expanded dramatically over the past few decades. For each of the past seven years, food imports have grown by an average of 10 percent. Currently, between 10 and 15 percent of all food consumed by U.S. households is imported. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, nearly two-thirds of the fruits and vegetables and 80 percent of seafood consumed domestically come from outside the United States.