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California bill that would ban certain additives in school meals takes another step to becoming law

Also in this week’s legislative update: New data from Massachusetts analyzes the impact of the state’s universal free school meals program.

Operations

Federal CARE for Kids Act would expand free school meal access

Also in this week’s K-12 Legislative update: Michigan’s universal free meals program to continue this fall, Delaware bill that covers reduced-price school meals heads to the governor’s desk and Pennsylvania lawmakers advance two school nutrition bills.

Also in this week’s legislative update: The federal House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee held a markup on its FY 2025 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration budget and a Pennsylvania bill would expand farm-to-school.

A new report by the USDA’s Economic Research Service shows that spending and participation for the National School Lunch Program and other child nutrition programs dropped when comparing FY 2023 and FY 2022.

Also in this week’s K-12 Legislative Update: Delaware lawmakers advance a bill that would cover reduced-price school meals for students.

The report says that the changes will cost school nutrition programs an estimated additional 3 cents per meal on average.

Also in this week’s legislative update: An amended school nutrition New Hampshire Bill goes to the full House floor for a vote.

Also in this week’s K-12 legislative update: Iowa announces summer meal site grant recipients and Delaware bill that would expand free school meal access takes another step forward to becoming a law.

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.

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.

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