Benita Gingerella


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School Nutrition Association announces its 2020 national award winners

The winners were announced in conjunction with National School Lunch Hero Day which takes place Friday.


Bill introduced to expand restaurant access to SNAP recipients

The bill would allow all SNAP recipients to use their benefits at participating restaurants during emergencies such as COVID-19.

The organizations are helping schools get in contact with distributors and processors for produce that can be included in grab-and-go meals.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Science’s Stocked & Reddie food pantry has hit the road to help provide food and supplies.

The School Nutrition Association is concerned that K-12 operators will face meal planning challenges due to the more stringent sodium and whole-grain rules, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the team at Hendricks Regional Health is crafting heat-and-eat meals for busy hospital staff.

It will be the first to implement Pandemic EBT, a benefit intended to help those who have children attending schools that are closed due to COVID-19.

They argue that broadening the Restaurant Meals Program will help protect SNAP recipients, minimize grocery store lines and keep restaurant workers employed.

Jefferson County Public Schools is using food trucks and grab-and-go sites to serve about 18,000 meals a day.

The bill would suspend the collection of all meal debt as well as any late fees associated with it.

Cafeteria staff are preparing a variety of hot and cold meals for those in their communities who have been impacted by COVID-19.

The funds can be used to cover school nutrition costs.

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