legislation & regulation

With the program set to expire in December, the effort to change certain rules is resuming—none too soon, in the opinions of some school foodservice execs.
Temple University’s goal to have its own food truck area could happen as early as this year, although some detail—like the cost to vend on campus—are still up in the air.
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.

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