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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August 07, 2014
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July 29, 2014
Some states are making a statement about new federal nutrition rules for school snacks by exempting large numbers of fundraisers from the standards.
July 23, 2014
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
The project was authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill.
July 15, 2014
Such photos can help promote school food efforts, often executed on a tight budget.
July 09, 2014
Bipartisan efforts are brewing to increase participation in the USDA summer meals programs.