legislation & regulation

Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine have suggested the consolidation of programs that feed students outside of school hours, as well as the elimination of red tape.
City officials ordered several food trucks to shut down operations, citing violations of the New Haven, Conn., food-truck vendor ordinances.
A new study by the General Accountability Office finds participation rates declining.
In a letter, Mayor Bill de Blasio urged Congress on Tuesday to reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act, calling school lunch programs some of the most important tools for ensuring a long, healthy life.
Americans care less about waste and costs to operators than they do about the feel-good nature of what the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act promises.
The measure aims to improve access to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, starting Jan. 1.
Although a change in the status quo hadn’t been expected in recent weeks, school foodservice managers had reasons to hope for a surprise. Here are three major ones.
Reauthorization of the program, with or without adjustments in the requirements, could take months.
Decisions on the changes sought by school FSDs remain in limbo.
The program at Clearwater Middle School—one of 51 schools the state has provided funds for—includes pasta and locally sourced menu items, plus produce grown in the school’s garden.

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