| Source: Iowa State University
New research out of Iowa State University shows consumers were willing to spend more for genetically modified potatoes containing reduced amounts of carcinogens.
| Source: Hartford Courant
A union representing school custodians and cafeteria staff says strained relations with facilities manager Sodexo haven’t improved in 18 months.
| Source: NPR
A new report from the FDA reveals that some farmers are slipping past antibiotic tests in cows' milk by using drugs that aren’t supposed to be used on dairy cattle at all...
| Source: The Florida Times-Union
Legislators in Georgia shifted the more than $100 million budget shortfall to local school districts, proposing the removal of health benefits from cafeteria workers.
| Source: Education Week
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the nationwide rollout of its Team Up for School Nutrition Success training program will be complete by September 2015.
| Source: CBS Chicago
Investigators found critical food violations in Chicago hospitals and uncovered a bureaucratic problem – the state and city each thought the other was conducting health inspections.
| Source: TriCities.com
Students in selected schools will be offered breakfast, lunch and dinner, and packs of non-perishable food to take home on weekends and breaks during the 2015-16 school year.
| Source: Beyond Chron
The School Nutrition Association is asking Congress for an additional 35-cent reimbursement per meal to offset rising food prices and the cost of adhering to new nutritional standards, but it might...
| Source: The Times-Picayune
The student, who doesn’t like the new wheat tortillas and whole-wheat pizza crust that are used in the school cafeteria, airs his complaints to the First Lady.
| Source: Huffington Post
The privately-funded school is going beyond Meatless Mondays and will be the first to offer an all-vegan cafeteria. Officials have been working on making the switch since 2013.
Tennessee has passed a bill opponents are calling ‘starve the children’, which allows school boards to opt out of the National Food Lunch Program without penalty from the state.
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A former cafeteria worker at Keystone Oaks School District in Pittsburgh, Penn., could serve up to one year in jail after pleading guilty to stealing more than $90,000 from students’ meal accounts.
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