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We had a little excitement this week near our corporate office in Chicagoland. More than 100 protesters were arrested Wednesday on the grounds of McDonald’s corporate headquarters, just down the road in Oak Brook.

Operations

USDA grants schools leniency with food regulations for pasta

School foodservice programs can continue serving enriched pastas after USDA backtracks on element of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made it clear Friday that he opposes banning chocolate milk from schools, but to prevent the move he might be forced to veto an education bill that many state and local school officials want.

Hot dogs, hamburgers and other cooked food may be scarce at some high school concession stands this spring as Ingham County schools and booster clubs work to meet newly enforced state rules for safely selling food.

Becky Domokos-Bays of Alexandria City Public Schools has served her students whole-grain pasta 20 times. Each time, she said, they rejected it.

Obamacare has taken effect, but many institutions and contractors are still evaluating its impact.

Two child nutrition directors write letters expressing disagreement following blog post about School Nutrition Association.

The Labor Department has pulled back from new minimum wage rules that had led several fast-food restaurants to end their contracts on military installations and prompted others to possibly follow suit.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is moving ahead with a new pilot program to test the impact of opening up the popular school fruit and vegetable program to canned, frozen or dried fruits and vegetables.

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act greatly impacted what the majority of operators offer at lunch, according to new research from Datassential. Other challenging areas include menu rotation and reimbursements.

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