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On the Menu: Family-Style Lunch for Students

February 27, 2013
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Some Philadelphia schools are bidding farewell to long lunch lines in favor of family-style eating. It's part of a program that aims to provide nutritious, low-cost lunches in a setting that reinforces social niceties and communication skills.

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Reuters (Mar. 5, 2012) — Endangered vultures in Nepal are increasing in number thanks to a so-called vulture restaurant that provides a safe place for the birds to feast on dead animals. The vulture population had been decimated by a lethal drug used to treat inflamation in cattle but now, the restaurant's menu selections appear to be helping.
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Story Behind the Story: Shark Fishing

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CBC (Aug. 13, 2013) — Filming at sea is challenging at the best of times. But trying to film wriggling sharks on a rocking boat from another rocking boat - without losing your lunch - is a whole other story.
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Newsy (Jan. 14, 2015) — A study finds children who ate lunch after recess consumed 54 percent more fruits and vegetables. Video provided by Newsy
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