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USDA sees upswing in CEP participation

Participation in the federal Community Eligibility Provision—which allows schools to serve free meals to all students regardless of income—rose by 20 percent this year, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.


Food-truck vendor says school district cost him money

Garrett Blinn, owner of the Buttz Food Truck, alleges that Houston ISD severed his contract because the name of his truck and the food he sells would offend pork eaters.

Morganton Day School officials said they want to expose students to foods they may not have had before and increase their food nutrition and sourcing knowledge.

Brandon Valley School District serves breakfast before school and offers a second option less than one hour into the day.

Although Lancer Hospitality has added items to the foodservice program at San Antonio College, students aren’t happy about the prices.

Although food trucks on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus provide students with affordably priced foods, they are concerned about the excess waste created.

The group explored the university’s feeding and wellness facilities.

University of Louisville students can order ahead with an app and use campus dining credits to pay for the food.

With the program set to expire in December, the effort to change certain rules is resuming—none too soon, in the opinions of some school foodservice execs.

Food is being prepared in other areas of Saint John’s Health Center after cockroaches were found in its cafeteria.