Many parents say school meals can save them money but still view them as unhealthy, study reveals.

According to the study, only 44% of parents perceived school lunches to be healthy, however, a majority said that school meals can save them money, time and stress.


School Nutrition Association continues push for universal free meals in 2024 position paper

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

New research from Tufts University finds that such programs can improve food security, lower blood pressure and boost cardiometabolic health.

Nearly one-third of households with kids age 5 to 17 said paying for school meals made it tough to cover other expenses, according to a new USDA report.

A new report by the Food Research and Action Center reveals that school breakfast and lunch participation took a downturn when schools began charging for meals again.

During last school year, 40,235 schools participated in CEP—an all-time high, according to a new report by the Food Research and Action Center.

Kids eating whole grains in school meals more than doubled their grain intake after the act was implemented, a new study by the USDA reveals.

A recent survey showed that 126 school districts in the state have accumulated a total of $1,414,122.86 in current unpaid school meal debt as of March 2023.

The study analyzed the Body Mass Index scores of 14,121 U.S. kids from January 2005 to March 2020.

The study found that kindergarten students who received universal free meals at school had better attendance than their peers who didn’t receive free meals.

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