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September 03, 2015

Students in Cities More Likely to Eat School Meals Than Rural, Suburban Peers

Among eligible students, students in urban areas are most likely to eat free or reduced-price school meals, a study finds.

August 18, 2015

School Food Workers Need More Training, Resources, Survey Finds

Workers in school kitchens need more training in areas like basic cooking skills and new nutrition standards, a new survey found.

July 07, 2015

Three Ways the Feds Hope to Boost Participation in Summer Meal Programs

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

School Lunches in Spotlight as Vilsack Gets Grilled by Congressional Committee

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

Summer Meals Programs for Poor Children Grow, But Unmet Need Persists

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

Schools Gardens Are a Growing Trend. What's Growing in Yours?

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

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.

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