K-12 Schools http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6598/more en USDA Solicits Commentary on K-12 Unpaid Meal Charge Policies http://food-management.com/news-trends/usda-solicits-commentary-k-12-unpaid-meal-charge-policies <div class="field-deck"> Commenters are asked to provide details on how their state or local educational agency addresses the challenge of providing meals to cash students with overdrawn accounts or insufficient funds. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The USDA is <a href="https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/10/16/2014-24575/request-for-information-unpaid-meal-charges" target="_blank">soliciting feedback</a> on unpaid meal charge policies nationwide as required by the <a href="http://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/healthy-hunger-free-kids-act" target="_blank">Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act</a>.</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-solicits-commentary-k-12-unpaid-meal-charge-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/usda-solicits-commentary-k-12-unpaid-meal-charge-policies#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:12:00 +0000 42051 at http://food-management.com Schoolkids Join First Lady to Harvest White House Garden http://food-management.com/news-trends/schoolkids-join-first-lady-harvest-white-house-garden <div class="field-deck"> Students from schools in Arizona, California, District of Columbia and Ohio then shared a healthy dinner with Mrs. Obama. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Kevin Needham, AVI Foodsystems, Inc., Resident Director at South Euclid Lyndhurst (OH) Schools, accompanied five students selected from Greenview Elementary School to join First Lady Michelle Obama in harvesting vegetables from The White House Kitchen Garden on Tuesday, October 14th. Others participating in the event included students from Harriet Tubman and Bancroft elementary schools in Washington, DC; the STAR School from Flagstaff, AZ; and Willow Cove Elementary School from Pittsburg, CA.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/schoolkids-join-first-lady-harvest-white-house-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/schoolkids-join-first-lady-harvest-white-house-garden#comments AVI Food Systems, Inc. Contractors K-12 Schools News & Trends Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:08:00 +0000 42011 at http://food-management.com Two Private Schools and One Public District Win Golden Carrot Awards http://food-management.com/news-trends/two-private-schools-and-one-public-district-win-golden-carrot-awards <div class="field-deck"> Lincoln (NE) Public Schools, MUSE School CA of Calabasas, CA, and Desert Garden Montessori of Phoenix all win $1,500 grants to support their meal programs. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Lincoln (NE) Public Schools is the only public school district to win a 2014 Golden Carrot Award from vegetarian advocacy group Physician&#39;s Committee for Responsible Medicine, joining the MUSE School CA of Calabasas, CA, and Desert Garden Montessori of Phoenix. Each received $1,500 awards to sustain their healthful K-12 school lunch programs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/two-private-schools-and-one-public-district-win-golden-carrot-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/two-private-schools-and-one-public-district-win-golden-carrot-awards#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:16:00 +0000 41991 at http://food-management.com A Day in the Life: Kerri Braverman http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/day-life-kerri-braverman <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Take a peek inside the Director of Student Nutrition Services’ day.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/day-life-kerri-braverman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/k-12-schools/day-life-kerri-braverman#comments Management Business & Industry K-12 Schools Private Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:37:00 +0000 41941 at http://food-management.com Fuel Up Breakfast Grant Program Announces Latest Recipients http://food-management.com/news-trends/fuel-breakfast-grant-program-announces-latest-recipients <div class="field-deck"> General Mills Foodservice/National Dairy Council partnership disburses nearly $50,000 to 26 schools to expand morning meal reach. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The General Mills Foodservice and National Dairy Council Fuel Up Breakfast Grant Program recently disbursed nearly $50,000 to 26 schools, the latest installments from a program that since 2009 has awarded more than $425,000 to more than 150 schools nationwide. Fuel Up Breakfast grant recipients each receive up to $2,000 to improve student access to nutritious foods such as low-fat and fat-free dairy products, whole grain cereals and fruit.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/fuel-breakfast-grant-program-announces-latest-recipients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/fuel-breakfast-grant-program-announces-latest-recipients#comments K-12 Schools Supplier News & Trends Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:26:00 +0000 41921 at http://food-management.com Local Schools Work With University of Arizona on Compost Program http://food-management.com/news-trends/local-schools-work-university-arizona-compost-program <div class="field-deck"> Food scraps are delivered from the schools to the university's compost site twice a week. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Prince Elementary and Amphitheater Middle schools in Tucson, AZ, have partnered with the University of Arizona and the city of Tucson to compost scraps from student lunches, reducing the amount of trash generated during lunch by about a hundred bags, <a href="http://tucson.com/news/at-lunch-amphi-schools-become-super-composters/article_8fc7128a-4b15-5980-b009-104504e465d9.html" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>Arizona Daily Star</em>.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/local-schools-work-university-arizona-compost-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/local-schools-work-university-arizona-compost-program#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:35:00 +0000 41891 at http://food-management.com SNA Again Urges Congress to Ease Financial Pressure on Schools http://food-management.com/news-trends/sna-again-urges-congress-ease-financial-pressure-schools <div class="field-deck"> Group cites USDA estimates that the new school meal standards will force local school districts and states to absorb $1.22 billion in new food, labor and administrative costs in FY 2015. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The USDA <a href="http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-01-26/pdf/2012-1010.pdf" target="_blank">estimates</a> that the new school meal standards will force local school districts and states to absorb $1.22 billion in new food, labor and administrative costs in Fiscal Year 2015, up from $362 million in FY 2014. Consequently, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) is again calling on Congress to take immediate steps to ease the financial strain on cash-strapped school districts.&nbsp;</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/sna-again-urges-congress-ease-financial-pressure-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/sna-again-urges-congress-ease-financial-pressure-schools#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:25:00 +0000 41281 at http://food-management.com Lakota Rolls Out New Menu Items http://food-management.com/menu-trends/lakota-rolls-out-new-menu-items <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Asian-inspired options like sushi and a noodle bar give students trendy, healthy and fun food that meets USDA requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/menu-trends/lakota-rolls-out-new-menu-items" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/menu-trends/lakota-rolls-out-new-menu-items#comments Appetizer, Soups & Sides K-12 Schools Asian Menu Trends Private Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:22:00 +0000 40871 at http://food-management.com Former President Clinton Honors 250 Schools http://food-management.com/news-trends/former-president-clinton-honors-250-schools <div class="field-deck"> National Healthy Schools Awards presented at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Leaders Summit in September. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Former President Clinton honored 250 schools that received National Healthy Schools Awards at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation&rsquo;s Leaders Summit in September. The schools were recognized for exceeding federal nutrition standards for breakfast and lunch by the Alliance, which was established to empower kids to develop lifelong healthy habits.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/former-president-clinton-honors-250-schools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/former-president-clinton-honors-250-schools#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:28:00 +0000 40861 at http://food-management.com Is Child Obesity a National Security Issue? http://food-management.com/news-trends/child-obesity-national-security-issue <div class="field-deck"> Advocacy group's report urges Congress not to backtrack on updating school nutrition standards. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Citing a <a href="http://missionreadiness.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/MR-NAT-Retreat-Not-an-Option.pdf" target="_blank">new report</a> documenting the impact of obesity on America&rsquo;s military, a group of more than 450 retired admirals and generals have urged Congress to not backtrack on or delay updated nutrition standards for foods and beverages served and sold in schools.</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/child-obesity-national-security-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/child-obesity-national-security-issue#comments K-12 Schools News & Trends Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:45:00 +0000 40851 at http://food-management.com