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May 22, 2014

Clash in Congress Continues Over School Meal Rules

Senate panel's amendment includes a plan to provide training for schools to comply with student nutrition standards.

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.

March 04, 2014

Grants to Rehab School Kitchens Included in Obama's Budget Proposal

School nutrition leaders say kitchen upgrades necessary to meet new standards for healthy student meals.

February 14, 2014

New Maine Law Will Encourage High-Poverty Schools to Serve Summer Meals

The law will require many districts to provide federally funded meals during their summer programs. It includes an opt-out provision.

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 22, 2014

School Breakfast Participation Growing

The number of students who eat breakfast at school continues to grow as federal, state, and local agencies implement initiatives to encourage participation, a report finds.

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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