legislation and regulation


U.S. House of Representatives approves a $15 minimum wage

The Raise the Wage Act, approved in the Democratic-controlled House on party lines, now moves to the Republican-controlled Senate.


Kids Eat Local Act aims to bring more local food into schools

The legislation aims to simplify the local procurement process for operators.

The Farm and Ranch to School Act would provide funding for local meat procurement in schools.

The Safe School Meals for Kids Act would prohibit schools from serving food that contains any amount of detectable chlorpyrifos.

The state passed an anti-lunch-shaming bill and a bill that would allow districts to serve excess cafeteria food to students.

The lawsuit filed by six states and Washington, D.C., asks the court to put rollbacks of the sodium and whole-grain requirements on hold.

Rockland County says the measure is necessary because a measles outbreak has reached crisis proportions.

The revised bill aims to help diminish the amount of meal debt in school districts while still avoiding student lunch shaming.

Under the bill, schools would be reimbursed up to 15 cents per meal to help them purchase certified-organic food grown in California.

While it supports the idea behind it, the Maine School Nutrition Association opposes the bill due to concerns of lunch debt increasing throughout the state.

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