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Ashland School District partners with campus farm to bring fresh ingredients to students

Butternut squash and other produce is being sourced from The Farm at Southern Oregon University for use in salad bars and scratch-made entrees.

Operations

Massachusetts considers making universal free school meals permanent

A new bill would require schools in the state to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.

If passed, the bill would guarantee all public school students free breakfast and lunch starting next school year.

The state is one of many looking at providing free meals to all K-12 students.

The state joins South Carolina, Minnesota and others in introducing a universal free meals bill this legislative session.

Chefs are using these ingredients to keep menus exciting for students as they continue to struggle with price increases and product availability.

The state follows Virginia, Washington and others in introducing a universal free meals bill this legislative session.

While embracing a return to pre-COVID fundamentals, the school district forged ahead with brand-new initiatives like piloting shelf-stable milk.

The proposal includes $389 million in 2023-2025 and $424 million in 2026-2027 to fund the meals.

The states join Minnesota, Nebraska, South Carolina and others in introducing legislation that would provide free meals for all students.

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