The USDA announced that schools may serve unlimited quantities of grains, meat, and meat alternatives in school lunches. This relaxation in the school nutrition standards comes after several months of [ … ]
The USDA recently awarded the first group of farm to school grants. Totaling more than $4.5 million, the grants will help farmers get their produce into local schools.
The USDA is accepting applications for Farm to School Grants. The USDA is expected to award $3.5 million to schools to plan and implement farm to school programs. The first deadline is May 18, so time is already running out.
On Thursday, the USDA proposed new nutrition standards for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. The new regulations follow as a result of the Child Nutrition Act which was signed into law in December.
Elmo talks to White House chef Sam Kass about school nutrition.
This morning, President Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act into law. This bill will improve the nutritional standards of the National School Lunch Program. The USDA will set minimum [ … ]
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act passed the House 264-157. Next step, the White House.
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act stalled in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. Opponents of the bill added a requirement that child care workers submit to background checks. It seems [ … ]