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October 02, 2013

Today's Most Important Milestone: Rules Is 1 Year Old

It's been a year since Rules for Engagement started. What's changed in K-12 education since last October?

October 02, 2013

What's Actually Happening With Food Stamps During the Shutdown

No matter how long the government lasts, it's already raising stress levels for low-income families that might be scraping for food by the end of the month.

September 20, 2013

House Votes to Cut Food Stamps by $4 Billion Annually

The bill would not, at least in theory, affect households with children, but would grant certain benefits to schools.

September 16, 2013

Students Raise Cattle for Class and Food

Plans are being made for students at Hagerstown Jr.-Sr. High School in Hagerstown, Ind., to raise cattle not only as part of an agricultural science class, but also as food to be served in the school's cafeteria.

July 22, 2013

Sodium May Be Linked to Increased Blood Pressure in Youths, Study Finds

Researchers found that obesity and excess consumption of salt may be causing an increase in blood pressure among children and adolescents.

July 12, 2013

House Passes Farm Bill Without Nutrition Assistance

The Republican-controlled body decoupled SNAP, more commonly called food stamps, from a bill that used to pass without controversy.

June 27, 2013

Rules for School Vending Machines, Snacks Unveiled

The rules were issued just in time to take effect during the 2014-15 school year.

June 07, 2013

Deadline Looms for Rules About School Vending, Snack Fare

Without U.S. Department of Agriculture action this month, food sold in school vending machines and on a la carte lunch lines could remain unregulated until the 2015-16 school year.

May 29, 2013

School Lunch Programs Expand Around the World

Some countries invest in school meals even though the cost can be 50 percent of the annual budget for educating a child.

May 17, 2013

U.S. House Offers Not-So-Fresh Version of Fruit and Vegetable Program

The House version of the farm bill strips the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program of its main feature: freshness.

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