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May 6, 2016
Criticism mounts over proposal to restrict free-lunch program in schools
Public pushback is escalating over a less-publicized proposal in Congress that would make it harder for schools in high-poverty areas to offer free breakfast and lunch to all of their students.
May 6, 2016
Colo. could restrict access to breakfast-after-the-bell program
Proposed changes to the state's free school breakfast program could cut off nearly 16,000 students, according to an advocacy group...
May 6, 2016
3 things keeping FSDs up at night: Budget-busters edition
FSDs have more than just administrators to answer to when it comes to renovation purchases—but that’s not the only news causing sleepless nights this week.
May 4, 2016
NJ governor mandates all public schools test water supply
The initiative could lead to some maneuvering on behalf of foodservice departments if high lead levels are detected.
May 4, 2016
FDA unveils menu-labeling enforcement start, final requirements
The agency set a date and spelled out the once-vague guidelines.
April 29, 2016
Wis. research group proposes expanding NSLP to colleges
Expanding the federal program to include low-income college students would increase their chances of graduating, Wisconsin Hope Lab says.
April 27, 2016
La. Senate passes bill to implement farm-to-school programs
The legislation, which has moved on to the House, would require the state’s departments of agriculture and education to develop such programs in public schools.
April 22, 2016
26 senators sponsor bill to help schools with lead problems
The legislation inspired by Flint, Mich., would establish a grant program to help schools test water for lead contamination and provide relief for affected districts.
April 19, 2016
Bill includes funding to study Child Nutrition Programs reporting requirements
Today, a full committee will review this year's House Agriculture Appropriations bill, which includes $1 million toward studying more efficient Child Nutrition Programs reporting requirements...
April 11, 2016
Bill would require more local foods in Mo. schools
The proposed legislation would require school districts to locally source 10 percent of their food by December 2019.
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