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Nebraska bill would require state to sign up for Summer EBT

Also in this week’s K-12 legislative update: a federal bill aims to beef up cybersecurity in the agriculture and food sectors and a New York lawmaker renews push for universal free school meals.

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Federal bill would ban lab-grown meat in school meals

Also in this week’s K-12 legislative update: States continue to take steps toward implementing universal free school meals for all.

Also in this week’s K-12 legislative update: Delaware’s lunch shaming bill advances and state lawmakers vote on bills that would expand free school meal access.

Also in this week’s K-12 legislative update: Washington state introduces another universal free meals bill and Kentucky school nutrition workers could see a pay raise thanks to the governor’s state budget proposal.

Also in this week’s legislative update: A bill introduced in New York aims to help schools as they continue to deal with a milk carton shortage.

The organization also advocated for no additional restrictions to the USDA’s school nutrition standards and to raise federal meal reimbursements.

Also in this week’s legislative update: A federal bill would help summer meal sites with rising costs and Delaware introduces a lunch shaming bill.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, (D-Mich.), chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, rejected Sen. Roger Marshall’s (R-Kan.) request to have the bill pass by unanimous consent.

The Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act of 2023 passed the U.S. House of Representatives with a vote of 330-99.

Under SB 720, public and private schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast and serve students free breakfast and lunch each day would be eligible to receive additional funding from the state. 

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