Education Week spoke to two district nutrition directors and one child nutrition expert to discuss the most important changes to come from USDA's new rules for school meals.
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January 24, 2020
December 03, 2019
Some school districts are concerned that banning chocolate or other flavored milk means students will miss out on important nutrients. But that's not the only reason they are reversing their bans.
August 29, 2019
From apples to pork, the USDA is buying food from farmers squeezed by tariffs and sending that food to the nation's public schools.
April 03, 2019
Three school districts in Indiana are partnering with a local nonprofit to send healthy frozen meals home on weekends with students whose families are food insecure.
January 22, 2019
The School Nutrition Association has urged Congress and President Trump to end the government shutdown before a lapse in funding for school meal programs, which would hit states as soon as March.
December 06, 2018
The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its final school rule on school meals Thursday, relaxing nutrition standards championed by former first lady Michelle Obama more than most advocates had expected.
June 13, 2018
Of the 20 million children who ate free and reduced-price school lunches during the 2016-17 school year, only one out of seven participated in free summer meal programs, a report finds.
November 29, 2017
The U.S. Department of Agriculture published revised school meal rules Wednesday, locking in a pledge Secretary Sonny Perdue made in May to ease heightened nutrition standards championed by former first lady Michelle Obama.
August 15, 2017
A recent survey showed that it's not uncommon for teachers to spend an average of $300 a year of their own funds on food for their students. Many said that they see firsthand how hungry students have more trouble concentrating, learning, and behaving in class. Education Week asked teachers: What does this look like in your school? Here are some of your answers.
August 09, 2017
A majority of teachers spend their own money to help ensure students have enough to eat, spending an average of $300 a year, according to a new survey.