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Bill allowing whole milk in schools passes U.S. House

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

Operations

Wisconsin bill would provide additional state funding to schools who offer universal free meals

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. 

The Child Care Nutrition Act would increase the reimbursement rates for all CACFP-eligible meals and snacks served by 10 cents.

The department has filed a court action against a Minnesota town for requiring an employee to pay for proof of sobriety.

With big-name backing, Tucson operator Grant Krueger sues to prevent a farming change that's expected to drive up egg prices.

The Farm to School Act would increase funding for Patrick Leahy Farm to School Program from $5 million to $10 million.

Dr. Katie Wilson shares how the team’s new partnership with the USDA will help schools tackle their biggest procurement pain points.

Also in this week’s K-12 legislative update: New York schools can apply for new farm-to-school grant funding and federal lawmakers introduce another bill that would raise school meal reimbursement rates.

The new partnership will provide tools and resources to school nutrition programs to help them with procurement challenges.

Starting in January, added sugar in school meals served in the state will be restricted to no more than 25 grams of added sugar per day.

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