The proposed omnibus appropriations bill would allow for wiggle room on a few heightened nutrition standards for school meals.
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December 10, 2014
December 08, 2014
Let's Move director and school lunch regulations advocate Sam Kass is leaving and Congress considers restricting the rules' application through language in a budget deal.
December 04, 2014
Here's a peek at some strategies schools are using to buy, prepare, and serve locally grown foods through farm-to-school programs.
November 11, 2014
To reach their conclusions, researchers from Virginia Tech University's Family Nutrition Program observed meals in three rural Virginia elementary schools over a five-day period, tabulating ingredients on a checklist.
November 05, 2014
Should schools feed students even if they have a growing negative balance in their meal accounts? Should there be a national policy on handling this sensitive issue?
October 20, 2014
Oklahoma's state board of education voted to exempt 30, 14-day fundraisers per semester from new federal nutrition rules, rendering the rules virtually irrelevant.
September 10, 2014
New "Smart Snacks in Schools" rules limit sales of unhealthy foods in school fundraisers, prompting U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, to complain about "the federal government food police."
September 09, 2014
The official, who oversees the agency in charge of the Lone Star State's school-meal programs, called vegetarian lunches in some districts "an activist movement" in a recent editorial.
August 28, 2014
The School Nutrition Association's annual survey also found many schools are trying healthy eating initiatives, like school gardens and nutrition education.
August 19, 2014
Advocates on all sides of the debates surrounding the federal school meals programs have invited members of Congress to come and see for themselves how those programs are working out.