Archive: Food & Nutrition

April 27, 2024

Updates to School Nutrition Standards

Research shows that school meals are the most nutritious food source for American schoolchildren—thanks in large part to the work of school nutrition professionals, parents, school meal partners, the food industry, and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make school meals healthier over the past decade. USDA’s Food and…

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April 6, 2024

USDA Says Thank You to Farm to School Census Respondents 

USDA Says Thank You to Farm to School Census Respondents  Every four years, USDA surveys more than 18,000 participating school food authorities (SFAs) through the Farm to School Census. This survey is conducted in all 50 states, territories, and the District of Columbia and represents the most comprehensive dataset of…

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January 8, 2024

Missouri District Spotlights School Nutrition Services

The Citizens in Our Schools program at the Francis Howell School District in Missouri seeks to foster understanding among residents by offering behind-the-scenes experiences. Each month 29 volunteers engage in activities such as school food service. Read Full Story Here…

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January 8, 2024

2024 GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening are excited to announce the launch of the 2024 GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant! This grant will award a total of 170 programs $500 in funding to start or improve their youth gardens or greenspaces. Any nonprofit organization, school district, university, government entity, or tax-exempt organization,…

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December 8, 2023

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Cantaloupes

CDC is concerned about this outbreak because the illnesses are severe and people in long-term care facilities and childcare centers have gotten sick. Do not eat pre-cut cantaloupes if you don’t know whether Malichita or Rudy brand cantaloupes were used. Illnesses: 230   (113 new) Hospitalizations: 96   (35 new) Deaths: 3…

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We’ve had such tremendous growth in the building of connections to really support the whole child, getting all aspects of the school district on the same page, and having that common model to support every child.
Amy Ruzicka Bayless Schools Superintendent Discusses Bayless Schools 5-year journey leading to growth in school and staff wellness initiatives, incorporating the WSCC model, and expansion in after-school activities.