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Federal CARE for Kids Act would expand free school meal access

Also in this week’s K-12 Legislative update: Michigan’s universal free meals program to continue this fall, Delaware bill that covers reduced-price school meals heads to the governor’s desk and Pennsylvania lawmakers advance two school nutrition bills.


Universal free meals receive wide support in Arizona

A study by Arizona State University showed that offering free meals to all students was met positively by school nutrition professionals, parents and community members alike.

The sauce, which was funded through a state farm-to-school grant, allowed schools to increase the amount of local ingredients in its dishes.

In this edition of Heart of Foodservice, FSD’s ongoing series on good food, awesome people, stealable ideas and feel-good bites of the foodservice world, we’re taking stock of summer happenings that are making us smile.

Child Nutrition Director Jessica Shelly shares how she and her team plan to implement the new standards over the coming years and her advice to fellow operators on how to embrace the new regulations.

Fresh produce, farm tours and more await Memphis-Shelby County students this summer thanks to the food service provider's summer meal program.

An expert panel at FoodService Director’s recent Menu Directions conference delved into the past, future and current state of this topic in the onsite foodservice industry.

A new report by the USDA’s Economic Research Service shows that spending and participation for the National School Lunch Program and other child nutrition programs dropped when comparing FY 2023 and FY 2022.

During a session at FoodService Director’s annual MenuDirections conference, the team shared how they build staffs’ confidence in the kitchen and get them excited about scratch-made meals.

Also in this week’s K-12 Legislative Update: Delaware lawmakers advance a bill that would cover reduced-price school meals for students.

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