Benita Gingerella


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Benita Gingerella

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Nutrition teams worry changes to the USDA’s school meal standards will have unintended consequences

Operators share how stricter rules for sodium and sugar would impact their programs, and what they think is missing from the proposed updates.

The bill has been deferred to the 41st legislative day, effectively killing it.

Legislators in both states have introduced bills that would permanently offer free meals to all public school students.

If passed, schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program would be required to offer free meals to all students each day.

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

Northfield Hospital’s Molly Lindberg has created close to 40 themed salads for customers.

The states are two of several that have introduced universal free meals bills this legislative session.

The bill includes $60 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act to provide the meals until the end of June. Governor Ned Lamont is expected to sign it into law. 

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.

SB 348 would restrict added sugar in school meals to no more than 25 grams per day.

The budget earmarks $160 million to offer free breakfast and lunch to all public school students.

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