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July 01, 2014

Nutrition Update: Can You Identify the Smart Snack?

Get updated on the school food fight and play a game to mark new school nutrition rules that took effect today.

June 19, 2014

School Nutrition Association Seeks Meeting With Michelle Obama, USDA

The meeting would center on concerns about heightened school nutrition standards.

June 16, 2014

GAO: USDA Should Improve Income Verification of Meal Recipients

The federal oversight agency recommended some efforts to improve eligibility verification in a report released Monday.

June 12, 2014

Community Eligibility Deadline Extended to August 31

Through community eligibility, participating high-poverty districts can offer free meals to all students without requiring income verification from individual families.

June 10, 2014

Students Showcase Culinary Skills on Front Lines of the Fight Over School Food

Students competed at cooking healthy school meals in Washington while lawmakers continued to battle over federal school meal standards.

May 29, 2014

House School Meal Waiver Plan Survives Amendment Attempt

If it becomes law, the waiver plan would let some schools opt out of heightened nutrition standards next year.

May 22, 2014

Full Waivers From School Meal Standards Not Included in Senate Proposal

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

May 21, 2014

Are Schools Ready for New Competitive Foods Standards?

Authors of a new study analyzed state policies on school snacks to see if they match new USDA regulations.

May 20, 2014

USDA Grants Flexibility in Meeting Its Whole-Grain Requirement

The flexibility comes as Congress considers allowing some districts to opt out of school nutrition standards.

May 19, 2014

Waivers From Nutrition Standards Included in Agriculture Budget Proposal

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

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