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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.

December 10, 2014

Spending Bill Stops Short of Creating Full Waivers From School Nutrition Rules

The proposed omnibus appropriations bill would allow for wiggle room on a few heightened nutrition standards for school meals.

December 08, 2014

Nutrition Advocate Leaves White House as School Lunch Battle Gets Reheated

Let's Move director and school lunch regulations advocate Sam Kass is leaving and Congress considers restricting the rules' application through language in a budget deal.

December 04, 2014

Schools Use Creative Approaches to Serve Local Foods (And to Get Kids to Eat Them)

Here's a peek at some strategies schools are using to buy, prepare, and serve locally grown foods through farm-to-school programs.

November 11, 2014

School Lunches Lower in Fat, Sugar, and Iron Than Packed Lunches, Study Finds

To reach their conclusions, researchers from Virginia Tech University's Family Nutrition Program observed meals in three rural Virginia elementary schools over a five-day period, tabulating ingredients on a checklist.

November 05, 2014

USDA Wants to Know How Schools Handle Unpaid Meal Balances

Should schools feed students even if they have a growing negative balance in their meal accounts? Should there be a national policy on handling this sensitive issue?

October 20, 2014

Smart Snacks in School: Oklahoma Takes the Lead in Fundraising Exemptions

Oklahoma's state board of education voted to exempt 30, 14-day fundraisers per semester from new federal nutrition rules, rendering the rules virtually irrelevant.

September 10, 2014

Congressman Calls Federal School 'Bake Sale' Rules 'Abuse of Government Power'

New "Smart Snacks in Schools" rules limit sales of unhealthy foods in school fundraisers, prompting U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, to complain about "the federal government food police."

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