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April 07, 2014

Standards for Nutrition Workers Are 'Unfunded Mandate,' Organizations Say

The USDA was instructed to create the rule under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which also mandated new nutrition standards for school meals.

March 18, 2014

Proposal Would Require Free Meals for Poor D.C. Students on Snow Days

Under the proposal, community recreation centers would serve as distribution points for free meals on district snow days.

March 10, 2014

Study Links Childhood Obesity to Bedroom Televisions

A new study finds that having a bedroom television leads to excessive weight gain in adolescents.

March 04, 2014

Grants to Rehab School Kitchens Included in Obama's Budget Proposal

School nutrition leaders say kitchen upgrades necessary to meet new standards for healthy student meals.

February 14, 2014

New Maine Law Will Encourage High-Poverty Schools to Serve Summer Meals

The law will require many districts to provide federally funded meals during their summer programs. It includes an opt-out provision.

February 04, 2014

Congress Approves Farm Bill

The nearly $1 trillion bill includes several school nutrition pilot and grant programs.

February 04, 2014

U.S.D.A. Proposes New Professional Standards for School Nutrition Workers

The rules set hiring and ongoing education requirements for employees who manage and operate National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs.

January 31, 2014

Utah Cafeteria Leader Placed on Leave After Taking Student Lunches

A Salt Lake City school proved there's a wrong way to handle unpaid student lunch bills.

January 23, 2014

Michelle Obama's Kids Marketing Challenge Gets Nod From Subway

Will putting pressure on the private sector help change the way kids eat?

January 22, 2014

School Breakfast Participation Growing

The number of students who eat breakfast at school continues to grow as federal, state, and local agencies implement initiatives to encourage participation, a report finds.

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