legislation and regulation


USDA announces $5.7 million in grants

Agriculture Under Secretary Kevin Concannon Thursday announced a series of grants and tools designed to help schools serve healthier meals and snacks – and help students select them – as they return from summer breaks.


Douglas County opts out of NSLP

The district’s nine high schools are no longer on the federal meals program following a potential $3 million loss in sales due to Smart Snacks rules.

Latest survey from SNA reveals many districts fear consequences of new nutrition mandates.

The FDA’s new rules on gluten-free foods went into effect this month. What will be the impact on your operations?

Oroville schools’ sales of pizza, chips and pretzels have been negatively affected by new USDA rules.

Under new USDA Smart Snacks rules, states can determine how many days districts can opt out of rules regarding fundraising.

The Washington County School District is opting out of the Community Eligibility Option (CEO).

Officials from both organizations express hope that there will be some resolution regarding disagreements over flexibility with regulations.

Sam Kass was denied his proposal to speak at the School Nutrition Association’s convention in Denver.

Some of the elements include school climate issues, students engagement and community involvement.

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