The number of schools offering free meals to all students through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's community eligibility provision jumped 20 percent this year, the second year the option has been available nationwide.
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October 26, 2015
September 08, 2015
As Congress contemplates reauthorizing the Child Nutrition Act, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack attempts to address some concerns about school meal programs.
September 03, 2015
Among eligible students, students in urban areas are most likely to eat free or reduced-price school meals, a study finds.
August 18, 2015
Workers in school kitchens need more training in areas like basic cooking skills and new nutrition standards, a new survey found.
July 07, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture hopes to see 200 million meals served at participating summer meals sites this year, an increase of 13 million from last year's total.
June 16, 2015
The conversation touched on a variety of issues, including controversial nutrition standards the USDA set for school meals as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
June 01, 2015
The number of low-income children who eat federally subsidized summer meals continues to grow, a new report says, but work remains to be done.
May 04, 2015
Education Week wants to explore the growing trend of school gardens. Submit photos to our crowd-sourced project to show us what students are growing in yours.
March 25, 2015
Now is not the time to step back from the requirements created under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, the secretaries of agriculture, education, and health and human services wrote in a USA Today opinion piece.
March 09, 2015
The program, piloted in eight southeastern states, will offer support for school nutrition directors nationwide, federal officials said.