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March 25, 2015

School Meals: Three Cabinet Secretaries Write in Support of Nutrition Standards

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

Agriculture Department Expands School Food Training, Mentoring Program

The program, piloted in eight southeastern states, will offer support for school nutrition directors nationwide, federal officials said.

March 03, 2015

Hunger Is Common in Classrooms, Teachers Say in Survey

In a survey, a majority of teachers report students regularly come to school hungry, and they fear that hunger may have long-term effects on learning.

February 10, 2015

More Low-Income Children Eating School Breakfast, Report Says

The rate of low-income school lunch participants who also eat school breakfasts continued to climb, a report says.

February 06, 2015

Efforts to Fight Childhood Obesity Advanced With a $500 Million Pledge

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced a $500 million commitment over the next decade toward ensuring all children can grow up at a healthy weight.

February 06, 2015

Arizona Education Chief to Schools: Ignore Federal Nutrition Rules for Fundraisers

The rules for school fundraisers are a part of the Smart Snacks in Schools competitive foods rules, which went into effect July 1.

January 29, 2015

School Nutrition Association Proposes Changes to Federal School Meal Law

The organization, which lobbies about school meal issues, called for higher federal reimbursements for meals, easing of nutrition requirements, and changes to pricing policies.

January 14, 2015

Nutrition Standards Not Cause of Drop in School Lunch Participation, Analysis Says

Are fewer students eating school lunches because of new nutrition standards? An analysis by the Food Research and Action Center says no.

January 08, 2015

White House Taps Farm-to-School Advocate to Lead Let's Move! Campaign

Debra "Deb" Eschmeyer, co-founder of FoodCorps, will be executive director of Let's Move.

December 31, 2014

School Climate and Child Wellness: Rules for Engagement's Most-Read Posts of 2014

Rules for Engagement's most popular posts of 2014 covered school lunches, violence, discipline, civil rights, health, and a whole-child approach to education.

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