legislation and regulation


Minnesota lawmakers say yes to farm-to-school funding

Also in this week’s K-12 legislative update: A Connecticut bill that would set up a child nutrition outreach program has been approved by lawmakers.


New York and Pennsylvania provide grant funding for farm-to-school programs

Also in this week’s legislative update: Oklahoma says okay to electronic school meal applications and New Hampshire lawmakers rework a bill that would make a handful of changes to school nutrition programs.

Also in this week’s K-12 legislative update: lawmakers in Maryland and Delaware take action on bills related to universal free meals.

Here’s a look at the upcoming changes to the School Nutrition Standards.

Also in this week’s K-12 legislative update: Iowa announces summer meals site grant program, a Colorado bill looks to give students longer lunch periods and a bill that would expand free school meal access in New Hampshire has been killed.

Also in this week’s K-12 legislative update: Maryland lawmakers pass bill that would analyze the cost of setting up a universal free school meals program and Minnesota Governor Tim Walz says yes to extra funding to continue universal free school meals.

Also in this week’s K-12 legislation update: Lawmakers pen a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture asking that potatoes remain a vegetable in the 2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and a pair of bills in Virginia that would set up a farm-to-school task force head to the governor for signature.

Also in this week’s K-12 legislative update: Biden’s proposed FY 2025 budget includes funding for expanding free school meal access and a California bill would ban certain additives in school menu items.

The White House is blasting the convention of keeping the money as an abuse akin to junk fees, and wants it to end.

Also in this week's K-12 legislative update: Tennessee companion bills would allow schools in the state to serve whole milk again and Delaware lawmakers advance bills addressing lunch shaming and universal free meals.

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