USDA Sees 20 Percent Increase in Schools Offering Free Meals to All Students
The number of schools offering free meals to all students through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's community eligibility provision jumped 20 percent this year, the second year the option has been available nationwide.
What links fairies and free school meals?
From free school meals to an infamous photographic hoax - six things Bradford gave the world.
Concerns over rise in Wigan children claiming free school meals
One in six pupils in Wigan is claiming free school meals, figures show.
Government Delays Controversial Change to How Many Kids Qualify for Free School Meals
About 40,000 children would no longer receive either free or reduced meals at all, according to the USDA
5 lessons about school meals
School meals are one of the most affordable ways to break the cycle of poverty and hunger. But food alone is not enough and a broad set of partnerships is also required as part of the recipe for success, argues Allan Jury, a senior adviser from World Food Program USA. An exclusive opinion for Feeding Development.
What's Shaking in School Meals?
What’s shaking in USDA’s school meals programs? Delicious and nutritious food, that’s what! Healthy food does not have to be bland or boring. There’s more to creating a tasty meal than just dousing food in dressing or layering on salty sauces. It’s easy to make your dish pop without adding excess sodium. Many schools around the country have figured out creative ways to serve low-sodium meals that maximize taste. So what can you do this school year to “spice” things up and take…
Legitimate Concerns Over Poverty Measure, But Proposed Changes Miss the Mark
The mission of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families is to ensure that all children and their families have the resources and opportunities to lead healthy and productive lives and to realize their full potential. We serve as a voice for children at the Arkansas State Capitol and in Washington, D.C; gather and analyze data to support public policy that serves all children and families; and organize coalitions of diverse groups to drive change.
Why the Poverty Measure (and How It’s Measured) Matters
OMB proposed changes to how poverty is measured. The proposed changes would have damaging effects on individuals, families and communities.
Meals will be free at 10 Waterloo schools this fall
WATERLOO — All students at 10 Waterloo public schools will receive their meals for free under a federal program the district is participating in starting this fall.
Cornbread West offers free meals to York students before and after school
Cornbread West owner April Collier and her staff have made it their mission to feed every child who walks in the door.
How a federal free meal program affected school poverty stats
In 2014, schools had a new way to give students free breakfast and lunch, paid for by Uncle Sam. Instead of asking low-income families to apply for the meals, a school district could opt to give everyone free food if at least 40 percent of the student population was already on other forms of public …
Why aren't all of Murfreesboro City Schools offering free meals to entire student body?
Erma Siegel, Scales Elementary, Overall Creek and Discovery School did not qualify when the district reapplied for the grant.
Meet the First U.S. School District to Serve 100% Organic, GMO-Free Meals
When schools in California’s Sausalito Marin City District return to session this August, they will be the first in the nation to serve their students 100 percent organic meals, sustainably sourced and free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). More than 500 students at Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in Marin City...More
CitiVoice: How One Company Created Healthy School Meals That Follow Students Home
Providing food to schools is a $16 billion market with one very large opportunity for growth: healthy food that children actually like. Revolution Foods has created a business plan that emphasizes healthy food designed, tested, and consumed by children.
Community Eligibility: What Policymakers Need to Know About Changes Coming to School Meals
The National Association of State Boards of Education exists to serve and strengthen State Boards of Education in their pursuit of high levels of academic achievement for all students.
Administration’s SNAP Proposal Could Affect Free School Lunch—And Now We Know How Much
Schools using the Community Eligibility Provision to provide free lunch to all students could be affected by a recent proposal.
School meals are essential to kids' health
WIC and schools meals programs have the potential to reduce obesity overall, narrow these stubborn disparities, and help ensure that a child’s opportunity to grow up healthy is not limited by where she lives, how much money her family makes, or the color of her skin.
Why Healthy School Meals Matter
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack explains why our schools are on the front line of efforts to improve childhood nutrition, our collective health, and
Why Is Milk Part of School Meals?
School meals are an opportunity to help close the gap and bring students closer to nutrient recommendations.
What is this new UK poverty measure and what was wrong with the old one?
What does this innovation by the Social Metrics Commission measure? And what does it show about UK poverty?