legislation and regulation


Missouri becomes latest state to consider universal free school meals

A state lawmaker has pre-filed a bill that would provide free breakfast and lunch at school to all public school students.


S.C. bill would provide universal free school meals to students

The state is the latest to consider offering free breakfast and lunch to all pupils during the school day.

The resolution states that free meals should be offered to all public school students as families continue to struggle financially due to inflation and COVID-19.

The state banned lunch shaming last year; however, its department of education asked for clarification on the law after receiving reports that some schools were still serving alternative meals.

A majority voted in favor of Proposition FF, which would increase taxes for some Coloradans to fund the free meals and provide nutrition-related grants for schools.

Under the current law, the farm-to-school program only encourages schools to purchase local food.

Help wanted ads will be required to include a pay range, and potential hires can't be asked about their past pay levels.

The short answer is no, Advice Guy says, as doing so can have legal ramifications and dent staff morale.

The 14-member council would focus on tackling meal debt and preventing stigmatization.

The Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids act would expand and strengthen numerous school nutrition programs.

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