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December 10, 2014

New Lunch Rules Too Cumbersome for Some Rural Schools

Eighteen districts in Oregon do not serve school lunches, which they say is partly due to challenging requirements of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.

December 08, 2014

White House Nutrition Expert Departs as Congress Ponders School Lunch Regs

The House is expected to unveil a spending bill Tuesday that could include policy riders that soften the Obama administration's school lunch regulations.

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.

May 19, 2014

Spending Bill Would Allow Some Schools to Wiggle Out of New Nutrition Standards

The proposal would require the waivers for districts that can demonstrate at least six months of net revenue loss from compliance.

April 23, 2014

Blue Chicken Lessons: Putting Student Perception to Work in Your Lunchroom

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.

February 04, 2014

Congress Approves Farm Bill

The nearly $1 trillion bill includes several school nutrition pilot and grant programs.

February 04, 2014

U.S.D.A. Proposes New Professional Standards for School Nutrition Workers

The rules set hiring and ongoing education requirements for employees who manage and operate National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs.

January 17, 2014

Cash or Card? The Answer May Affect Students' Waistlines

Students who pay for their lunches with debit cards are less likely to hit purchase limits and more likely to buy unhealthy foods, a study found.

January 03, 2014

USDA Permanently Relaxes School Lunch Rules on Meat, Grain Serving Limits

The serving rules, now eased, were a frequent target of complaints from both congress members and cafeteria workers.

December 20, 2013

Many School Kitchens Inadequate, Cafeteria Directors Report

In a new survey, food service directors reported a lack of space and equipment needed to prepare school lunches.

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