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Federal bill would permanently increase school meal reimbursement rates

Also in this week’s K-12 legislative update: Several states introduce or advance universal free meals bills, while others look to expand local procurement in schools.


UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital combats food insecurity through partnership with local nonprofit

The hospital began partnering with nonprofit We Don’t Waste in 2013.

Schools throughout Santa Rosa County are now offering free after-school meals for students.

Universal free meals, reimbursement rates, shifting nutrition standards and more were major topics during the School Nutrition Association’s event this week.

A campus restaurant featured three weeks of themed menus to highlight the diversity of Black cuisine.

The kid-favorite retail brand will be offered on school menus as early as this fall.

Sales at Aramark, Sodexo and Compass Group are rising as people come back to college campuses, visit loved ones at hospitals, return to offices and splurge on food at the game.

School nutrition operators are planning special menu items, contests and more for March 6-10.

Cones-n-Cups has generated sales 25% higher than expected since debuting at Hinds Community College last fall.

The meal debt problem is in lawmakers’ hands, says Dan Ellnor of Jefferson County Public Schools. School districts across the country have amassed more than $19 million in unpaid meal fees, according to a recent School Nutrition Association survey.

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