legislation & regulation

The city will spend $1 million on a pilot program offering the meals.
polystyrene takeout
After a six-month grace period, use of the familiar foam packaging will be stopped.
An estimated 500 schools are now required to offer breakfast during the school day.
Members plan to introduce a bill that would take processed items out of public school cafeterias.
The bill faces one more vote to move to the state Senate.
The agencies will collaborate on produce safety measures and biotechnology.
A new rule relaxes restrictions formerly placed on milk, sodium and whole grains.
School officials are deciding whether they should limit the amount of sweetened beverages served in dining halls or eliminate them altogether.
student food tray
Stories of students who can’t pay for lunch being given a subpar meal or shamed for their debt have proliferated in recent years, and it’s not an uncommon problem.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s announcement Monday of plans to roll back parts of the National School Lunch Program, including some requirements for sodium and whole-grain products, is drawing...

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