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December 04, 2014

Schools Use Creative Approaches to Serve Local Foods (And to Get Kids to Eat Them)

Here's a peek at some strategies schools are using to buy, prepare, and serve locally grown foods through farm-to-school programs.

September 09, 2014

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Criticizes 'Meatless Monday' School Meals

The official, who oversees the agency in charge of the Lone Star State's school-meal programs, called vegetarian lunches in some districts "an activist movement" in a recent editorial.

August 19, 2014

Members of Congress: Coming Soon to a School Cafeteria Near You (Maybe)

Advocates on all sides of the debates surrounding the federal school meals programs have invited members of Congress to come and see for themselves how those programs are working out.

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.

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