Virginia pastors give over $17,000 to pay student meal debts

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — The holidays came early for some Virginia families struggling to pay school lunch debt. Three Virginia pastors used more than $17,000 from their church's budget...

New immigrant lunches to be introduced at New Taipei elementary schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government's Department of Education launched the "International Cuisine Education Program" on Monday (Dec. 2), adding dishes from seven ...

Food safety monitoring center to ensure safe lunches in New Taipei City schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A monitoring center will be in place in New Taipei City before the start of next semester to ensure the safety of lunches provided to junior high and elementary schools in...

The Latest: Board apologizes for lunch debt warning letter

KINGSTON, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a Pennsylvania school district's letter to parents about overdue school lunch bills (all times local): 7:15 p.m. A Pennsylvania s...

Taiwan's bananas to be served at Japanese schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s bananas will be served at school lunch tables and be available in the supermarkets of eastern Japanese cities starting this November. The Council of Agri...

Parents told they could lose kids over unpaid school lunches

KINGSTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district is warning that children could end up in foster care if their parents don't pay overdue school lunch bills. The letters sent recen...

To boost milk, dairy groups support high school coffee bars

NEW YORK (AP) — Coffee bars selling $3 iced lattes are popping up in high schools, helped along by dairy groups scrambling for new ways to get people to drink milk. It's one small wa...

Japan resumes commercial whaling, seen as face-saving end

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has resumed commercial whaling after 31 years, meeting a long-cherished goal of traditionalists that is seen as a largely lost cause. Whaling boats embarked Monday on their...

Company comes to aid of students offered jelly sandwiches

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The yogurt company Chobani plans to pay the school lunch debts of low-income families with students attending a district that made headlines by announcing children who owe mone...

To cut food waste, Taiwan to make school lunches more appetizing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To cut down food waste the Ministry of Education is teaming up with the Full Foods Foundation (灃食公益飲食文化教育基金會) to host a school chef cooking competition and “make school l...

6 states and District of Columbia sue over school lunches

NEW YORK (AP) — Six states and the District of Columbia have sued the Department of Agriculture, accusing the federal agency of weakening nutritional standards in school meals. The l...

Meghan puts notes on bananas sent to needy women in Britain

LONDON (AP) — Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, has written personal messages to women being helped by a charity that seeks to help sex workers break free from prostitution. Prince Harr...

As shutdown drags, Trump administration seeks to soften blow

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don't know when they'll see their next paycheck, and low-income people who rel...

NBA making a 'long-term play' in Africa

SALY, Senegal (AP) — Timothy Ighoefe is an intimidating defender at 6-foot-11 and 245 pounds. Still, the Nigerian knows he must improve if his decision to play basketball instead of soccer is going to...

North Carolina lawmakers mull Hurricane Florence spending

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers on Monday were ironing out decisions on spending hundreds of millions of dollars to clean up from Hurricane Florence and help the storm's victims. ...