legislation & regulation

Expanding the federal program to include low-income college students would increase their chances of graduating, Wisconsin Hope Lab says.
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.
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.
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...
The proposed legislation would require school districts to locally source 10 percent of their food by December 2019.
The measure will create varying rates increasing by different amounts in different areas.
The fines—which could equal up to 10 percent of the total amount schools are reimbursed for lunches—are intended to improve the integrity of the program, officials say.
fight for 15 union labor
A new rule from the Department of Labor would require FSDs to share consultants’ advice with union organizers.
food tray
What is your reaction to the new USDA dietary guidelines, and how will they affect your menuing? Members of FoodService Director’s Chefs’ Council answer.
While the fight to address school nutrition standards and increase funding drags, school foodservice directors are struggling to hold off challenges.

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