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USDA gives schools more local control on meals

· March 6, 2018

The USDA has announced two new efforts to provide schools with additional flexibility and support for their school meal programs. USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky made the announcement during a speech at the School Nutrition Association Legislative Action Conference in Washington, D.C. Monday. Child Nutrition Hiring Flexibility Rule In 2015, USDA established education and training […]

Perdue: Nutritious school meals are no good if wind up in trash

· November 29, 2017

The USDA has released today the School Meal Flexibility Rule with targeted changes to standards for school meals and is asking for your feedback. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said the rule reflects USDA’s commitment, made in a May proclamation (PDF, 123 KB), to work with program operators, school nutrition professionals, industry, and other […]

Sen. Roberts: School meal requirements need relief

· April 10, 2017

A longtime advocate for flexibility in school meal standards, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture urging regulatory relief from rigid school meal standards, specifically sodium limits and whole grain and dairy requirements. “For the past several […]

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