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Districts across the U.S. are starting to adopt farm to school programs that connect schools to locally grown foods, promote agriculture education and encourage student-tended gardens, following National Farm to School Month in October.
Herricks Union Free School District recently completed renovating and expanding the high school cafeteria into a 7,000-square-foot building that includes a café and commons.
California has banned lunch shaming and guaranteed that students will receive state-funded lunches even if they have unpaid school lunch debt fees.
An Arizona district recently banned chocolate milk while a New York school system is considering the option to do so in hopes of improving student nutrition. The moves follow other schools that have already stopped serving flavored milk—sparking debates across the nation.
One year after implementing the MySchoolBucks digital payment solution, a Texas high school essentially eliminated bounced checks, which had cost the school $4,000 in bank fees the previous year. Sponsored content by MySchoolBucks by Heartland.
As district leaders boost school lunch nutrition, today’s cafeterias face stiff competition from home-prepared meals and, among high school students, food trucks and nearby eateries.
A DA Quick Resource Guide to managing vending machines in schools for meals and snacks.
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