Through community eligibility, participating high-poverty districts can offer free meals to all students without requiring income verification from individual families.
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June 12, 2014
June 10, 2014
Students competed at cooking healthy school meals in Washington while lawmakers continued to battle over federal school meal standards.
May 29, 2014
If it becomes law, the waiver plan would let some schools opt out of heightened nutrition standards next year.
May 22, 2014
Senate panel's amendment includes a plan to provide training for schools to comply with student nutrition standards.
May 21, 2014
Authors of a new study analyzed state policies on school snacks to see if they match new USDA regulations.
May 20, 2014
The flexibility comes as Congress considers allowing some districts to opt out of school nutrition standards.
May 19, 2014
The proposal would require the waivers for districts that can demonstrate at least six months of net revenue loss from compliance.
May 16, 2014
Sodium limits for school beverages included in a state bill would have ruled out chocolate milk, but Gov. Dannel Malloy says that won't happen.
April 23, 2014
Principles of sensory perception and behavioral economics make students more or less likely to select and eat healthy foods in the lunch line, researchers have found.
April 07, 2014
The USDA was instructed to create the rule under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which also mandated new nutrition standards for school meals.