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April 10, 2014

Most Schools Are Meeting Drinking-Water Mandate, Finds Study

Most schools are meeting a USDA mandate that requires increased access to drinking water at schools, though water consumption is still low, according to a new study.

February 25, 2014

Proposed Federal Rules Target Junk-Food Marketing in Schools

First lady Michelle Obama, in a White House conference with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, unveiled proposed new rules that aim to shield students from junk-food advertising during the school day.

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 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.

December 05, 2013

Does 'Fed Up' Campaign Give School Lunches a Fair Shot?

A national campaign aims to empower students to seek improvements in their school meals. But are the student-submitted photographs a fair depiction of what's being served on America's lunch trays?

May 06, 2013

Bipartisan Bill Would Pay for School Kitchen Upgrades, Equipment

The proposal would provide loans to buy new equipment, give schools grants for small projects and equipment, and improve training and technical assistance for cafeteria workers.

March 05, 2013

School Food Directors Want to Slow, Adjust School Meal Rules

Implementing rules about school breakfast is just too much as districts struggle with the many changes to school lunch this year, some school district food directors say.

December 10, 2012

School Lunch Rules Bent to Allow More Grain, Protein—But Not Calories

To address one of schools' chief complaints, caps on the grain and protein in school meals have been lifted for now.


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