More schools are participating in farm-to-school programs and serving local foods, but some barriers remain.
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March 22, 2016
January 25, 2016
Closed for blizzard recovery, Washington, D.C., schools are offering free breakfasts and lunches to students and their families.
January 20, 2016
The Senate's agriculture committee advanced a bill that would ease nutrition rules for school meals. The compromise drew praise from some groups and concern from others that it doesn't go far enough.
January 15, 2016
The Senate agriculture committee is set to discuss the federal law that includes guidelines for the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs. The School Nutrition Association says it will include a compromise on nutrition standards.
January 07, 2016
When feds raised the standards on school nutrition, students' meals became healthier, according to a study of about 1.7 meals in one urban district.
October 26, 2015
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.
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.