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Keep Kids Fed Act Passes Both Chambers of Congress
Keep Kids Fed Act Passes Both Chambers of Congress
Last week, the House and Senate each passed the Keep Kids Fed Act, but the bill had to return to the House because the Senate version was slightly different.  The Hagstrom Report said the House passed the Senate’s version of the bill that requires the re-establishment of the reduced price category that Rand Paul of Kentucky insisted on including in the Senate version. The agreeme...
USDA Looks To Help School Districts Provide Meals
USDA Looks To Help School Districts Provide Meals
Those who provide school meals to students nationwide are reporting troubles doing their job. From food that's not available to prices that are much higher than anticipated, busting the budgets of school districts. "...and it's necessary for the Department of Agriculture to learn about these experiences and be able to respond accordingly," noted Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack ... Re
USDA Working to Strengthen School Meals
USDA Working to Strengthen School Meals
Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack, Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Stacy Dean, and USDA Food and Nutrition Service Administrator Cindy Long recently held a listening session focused on school meals. The session took place with 19 school food industry executives to discuss their critical role in strengthening access to nutritious foods for school meals programs, both now and into
USDA Extends Free Meals to Children through Summer 2021 Due to Pandemic
USDA Extends Free Meals to Children through Summer 2021 Due to Pandemic
The USDA announced Tuesday that the free meal program for children will continue this summer when classes are done. The USDA is extending the waivers that allow all children to continue to receive meals through the end of September. USDA officials say the waivers to provide clarity and certainty to local program operators for the summer months ahead ...
USDA Approves School Meals in Washington, California, During Coronavirus Closures
USDA Approves School Meals in Washington, California, During Coronavirus Closures
Over the weekend, the USDA approved requests from Washington as well as California to allow meal service during school closures to minimize potential exposure to the new coronavirus. The meals are available at no cost to low-income children, and are not required to be served in a group setting, to ensure kids receive nutritious meals while schools are temporarily closed ...

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