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With the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act expiring in September, Republicans are convening a series of hearings to dial back the controversial nutrition standards.
The State Department of Education in Massachusetts will no longer use free and reduced lunch numbers to publicly report school districts’ low-income student populations. Instead, it will derive “...
The programs are good because children have access to fresh food and local agriculture gets a boost, according to the executive director of the Illinois Stewardship Alliance.
Ranked as one of the lowest states providing summer meals to students in need, a Kansas State University nutritionist says the state is not taking advantage of the program as well as it could be.
While many operators and attend the SNA’s conference to get the scoop on nutrition regulations, some see an opportunity to gain different perspectives.
San Dieguito Union High School District recently raised meal prices, for the first time in seven years, to try to balance the budget, according to the staff nutritionist.
Wichita district officials say paperwork required by the state for at-risk funding would be burdensome, negating one of the program’s biggest selling points.
At least $985,000 will be spent on updating the cafeteria at Leonville Elementary School, after state health officials said they were dissatisfied with current conditions.
Although Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller recently lifted the 10-year ban on serving fried foods in schools, eight of the state’s biggest districts said they have no plans to add fried items...
Starting in the fall, San Diego Unified School District’s lunch menu will feature student recipes such as “Terrific Turkey Tacos” and “AVAcado Salad.”

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