K-12 Schools http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en USDA Grant Funds Study of Full-Day/All-Year School Meals http://food-management.com/news-trends/usda-grant-funds-study-full-dayall-year-school-meals <div class="field-deck"> Pilot in Virginia will gauge impact of summer, weekend/holiday and three daily meals. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a $8.8 million grant to the Virginia Dept. of Education to implement its <a href="https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=7875" target="_blank">Virginia Hunger-Free Kids Act Demonstration Project</a>, which is designed to test the impact of providing three school meals a day to all children in select schools during the school year, food for weekends and school breaks and more resources for low-income households to purchase food during the summer months.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/usda-grant-funds-study-full-dayall-year-school-meals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/usda-grant-funds-study-full-dayall-year-school-meals#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:56:00 +0000 45331 at http://food-management.com Food Trailer, Donations Tide District Over Extended School Closure http://food-management.com/news-trends/food-trailer-donations-tide-district-over-extended-school-closure <div class="field-deck"> Children and families in Monterey (Tenn.) can get hot meals from mobile eatery during weather-related shutdown of schools. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Monterey (Tenn.) Schools has angaged a food trailer to serve meals to students and families after the city&#39;s schools were for to shut down for two weeks due to weather, <a href="http://www.herald-citizen.com/newsx/item/6648-food-trailer-filling-the-gap-for-monterey-students-in-relief-effort" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Herald-Citizen</em>. The trailer, donated by a local business and stocked with food purchased with donations, is manned by district nutrition services staff while the schools remained shuttered and operates seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/food-trailer-donations-tide-district-over-extended-school-closure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/food-trailer-donations-tide-district-over-extended-school-closure#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Mon, 02 Mar 2015 13:07:00 +0000 45311 at http://food-management.com School District Packs Meals for Kids Stranded at Home by the Weather http://food-management.com/news-trends/school-district-packs-meals-kids-stranded-home-weather <div class="field-deck"> Roanoke City Schools administrators say they want to ensure nutritious meals for at-rtisk students. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Roanoke (Va.) City Schools has been packing meals for students who have been out of school for almost a week due to weather conditions, <a href="http://www.wdbj7.com/video/volunteers-help-prepare-food-for-kids-off-during-storm/31381670" target="_blank">reports</a> local news station WDBJ. District officials were concerned about the nutrition situation of students in a district where the free/reduced percentage at some sites is as high as 90 percent.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/school-district-packs-meals-kids-stranded-home-weather" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/school-district-packs-meals-kids-stranded-home-weather#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Fri, 20 Feb 2015 19:51:00 +0000 45221 at http://food-management.com Thelma Becker, 1926-2015 http://food-management.com/news-trends/thelma-becker-1926-2015 <div class="field-deck"> Former SNA president played key role in developing industry relationships and protecting child nutrition program funding. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Former School Nutrition Association (SNA) President Thelma Becker passed away on February 8, 2015, in Harleysville, Pa., the SNA has <a href="https://schoolnutrition.org/News/TheLegacyofThelmaBecker/" target="_blank">announced</a>. Becker led the organization, then known as the American School Food Service Association (ASFSA), as president from 1986 to 1987, representing the state of Pennsylvania, where she was the foodservice director for Souderton (Pa.) Area School District for nearly 20 years.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/thelma-becker-1926-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/thelma-becker-1926-2015#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:40:00 +0000 45151 at http://food-management.com Sodexo’s Food Truck Concept Rolls into Rock Hill Schools http://food-management.com/news-trends/sodexo-s-food-truck-concept-rolls-rock-hill-schools <div class="field-byline"> by Mike Buzalka </div> <div class="field-deck"> Street Eatz offers K-12 clients a high-impact alternate point of sale. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>It&rsquo;s hard to get teens to take school meals seriously even if they are on closed campuses. But the coolness factor associated with food trucks seems to be a good way to put a dent in that mindset and Sodexo is giving it the old high school try with a truck concept called Street Eatz.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/sodexo-s-food-truck-concept-rolls-rock-hill-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/sodexo-s-food-truck-concept-rolls-rock-hill-schools#comments Contractors K-12 Schools Sodexo News & Trends Private Tue, 17 Feb 2015 13:49:00 +0000 45101 at http://food-management.com Geraci Steps Down at Shelby County Schools http://food-management.com/news-trends/geraci-steps-down-shelby-county-schools <div class="field-deck"> Nutrition Services Director Anthony Geraci has resigned after three-plus years heading and overhauling the school meal program for the newly consolidated district. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Anthony Geraci has stepped down as director of nutrition services for the Shelby County (Tenn.) School District for &quot;personal family reasons.&quot; Geraci, who originally <a href="http://food-management.com/news-amp-trends/geraci-head-memphis-schools-foodservice">joined the district in fall 2011</a> when it consisted only of the Memphis City Schools, was <a href="http://food-management.com/memphis-city-schools-food-do-over">noted</a> for bringing an intensive focus on high-quality, nutritious meals incorporating plenty of fresh and locally sourced ingredients.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/geraci-steps-down-shelby-county-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/geraci-steps-down-shelby-county-schools#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:01:00 +0000 45001 at http://food-management.com K-12 Breakfast Programs Leave $900M on the Table http://food-management.com/news-trends/k-12-breakfast-programs-leave-900m-table <div class="field-deck"> Two studies examine school breakfast numbers, find plenty of room for growth. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>School breakfast continues to make significant gains in communities across the U.S., according to two new analyses by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) that look at school breakfast participation: the <a href="http://frac.org/pdf/School_Breakfast_Scorecard_SY_2013_2014.pdf" target="_blank">School Breakfast Scorecard</a> and <a href="http://frac.org/pdf/School_Breakfast_Large_School_Districts_SY2013_2014.pdf" target="_blank">School Breakfast&mdash;Making it Work in Large Districts</a>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/k-12-breakfast-programs-leave-900m-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/k-12-breakfast-programs-leave-900m-table#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Wed, 11 Feb 2015 18:19:00 +0000 44991 at http://food-management.com New Jersey Law Requires Notification Schedule on Delinquent Student Meal Accounts http://food-management.com/news-trends/new-jersey-law-requires-notification-schedule-delinquent-student-meal-accounts <div class="field-deck"> The first notice gives parents 10 days to pay before a second warning giving a week's notice before cutoff. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>New Jersey schools can no longer refuse to serve students breakfast or lunch, no matter how delinquent their payment accounts are, without first notifying parents, <a href="http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/02/schools_cant_refuse_lunch_without_parental_notice.html" target="_blank">reports</a> NJ.com. A new law, signed on Feb. 5th by Gov.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/new-jersey-law-requires-notification-schedule-delinquent-student-meal-accounts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/new-jersey-law-requires-notification-schedule-delinquent-student-meal-accounts#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Tue, 10 Feb 2015 16:34:00 +0000 44951 at http://food-management.com District Embraces Personal Fowls http://food-management.com/news-trends/district-embraces-personal-fowls <div class="field-byline"> By Mike Buzalka </div> <div class="field-deck"> Holmen (Wisc.) Schools raised its own chickens for a special lunch event. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>School gardens are so pass&eacute;. If you really want to go local and give your students an opportunity to learn, give &lsquo;em some chicks.<br /> That&rsquo;s exactly what Holmen (Wisc.) Schools has done by raising chickens that were then served as part of a special school lunch. It all started as a school project.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/district-embraces-personal-fowls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/district-embraces-personal-fowls#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Private Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:32:00 +0000 44911 at http://food-management.com Art Contest Helps Kids Learn About Fruits and Veggies http://food-management.com/news-trends/art-contest-helps-kids-learn-about-fruits-and-veggies <div class="field-deck"> Annual event at Manatee County (Fla.) Schools challenges elementary students to make animals out of fresh produce as educational tool. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Students in the Manatee County (Fla.) Public Schools used fruits and vegetables to create animal artworks as a way of familiarizing themselves with the products served in district cafeterias, <a href="http://www.bradenton.com/2015/02/07/5623628_manatee-elementary-students-use.html" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Bradenton Herald</em>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/art-contest-helps-kids-learn-about-fruits-and-veggies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/art-contest-helps-kids-learn-about-fruits-and-veggies#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:58:00 +0000 44901 at http://food-management.com