legislation and regulation


Activists protest proposed SNAP changes in front of USDA

Anti-hunger groups, parents, students and local activists staged a "lunch in" where they delivered petitions with 1.5 million signatures asking that the rules not be changed.


Health system awarded USDA grant to begin farm-to-school program with local districts

Parkview Health in Fort Wayne, Ind., will work with at least five nearby school districts to create an in-depth farm-to-school plan.

Families who are no longer eligible for SNAP would have to apply separately to continue to receive free or reduced-price meals.

Foodservice managers would need to earn 28% more than the new federal threshold to be ineligible for time-and-a-half pay.

Supporters of the bill say it will help cut back on waste while helping local farmers.

The measure is aimed at ending lunch shaming.

Students in 10 counties could use their assistance credits at local restaurants.

As anticipated, the agency has raised the exemption threshold to $35,568.

FSDs discuss how they're complying with current labor laws.

If the proposal goes into effect, the USDA estimates that around 3 million people would no longer be eligible for the program.

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