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July 23, 2014

Five Takeaways From Congress' Latest Hearing on School Lunch Rules

Like all discussions about school food lately, the latest Congressional hearing on child nutrition reauthorization focused on whether schools have struggled to meet new federal nutrition rules.

July 21, 2014

Pilot Will Make it Easier for Schools to Buy Locally Grown Foods

The project was authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill.

July 15, 2014

School Nutrition Workers Learn to Take Better Food Photos With Their Phones

Such photos can help promote school food efforts, often executed on a tight budget.

July 09, 2014

Five Things You Should Know About Efforts to End Summer Hunger

Bipartisan efforts are brewing to increase participation in the USDA summer meals programs.

July 01, 2014

Nutrition Update: Can You Identify the Smart Snack?

Get updated on the school food fight and play a game to mark new school nutrition rules that took effect today.

June 19, 2014

School Nutrition Association Seeks Meeting With Michelle Obama, USDA

The meeting would center on concerns about heightened school nutrition standards.

June 16, 2014

GAO: USDA Should Improve Income Verification of Meal Recipients

The federal oversight agency recommended some efforts to improve eligibility verification in a report released Monday.

June 12, 2014

Community Eligibility Deadline Extended to August 31

Through community eligibility, participating high-poverty districts can offer free meals to all students without requiring income verification from individual families.

June 10, 2014

Students Showcase Culinary Skills on Front Lines of the Fight Over School Food

Students competed at cooking healthy school meals in Washington while lawmakers continued to battle over federal school meal standards.

May 29, 2014

House School Meal Waiver Plan Survives Amendment Attempt

If it becomes law, the waiver plan would let some schools opt out of heightened nutrition standards next year.

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