Chartwells K12 Celebrates 25 Years of School Lunch Heroes Serving Up Happy & Healthy in Cafeterias Across the Country

May 10, 2022 Chartwells K12

As kids advance from grade to grade with new classes and different teachers, the dedicated lunch ladies and men in the school cafeteria are often one of the few constants throughout the academic journey. Whether they’re at the ready with a spoon, spatula, or welcoming smile, these school lunch heroes go above and beyond to not only serve foods kids love to eat, but to ensure that students leave the cafeteria happier and healthier than they came in. 

NMPF and IDFA Join NY Members of Congress in Encouraging NYC Mayor to Maintain Milk Options for NYC School Children

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) responded today to a bipartisan letter from Rep. Antonio Delgado and Members of Congress from New York encouraging New York City Mayor Eric Adams not to eliminate flavored milk from New York City school meals. In the letter, the Members of Congress implore Mayor Adams not to eliminate flavored milk from the New York City school meals program.

Led by USDA, U.S. to Join Global School Meals Coalition

June 21, 2021 USDA

Led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the United States is joining a global coalition focused on improving the nutrition, health, and education of vulnerable children and adolescents worldwide, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today.

FDACS and Commissioner Nikki Fried Honor Florida’s School Lunch Professionals

Last week, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and its Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness honored five school nutrition professionals for the 2021 School Lunch Hero Week. The week-long celebration wrapped on a high note with School Lunch Hero Day, Friday, May 7.

Decline in Milk Consumption by Children in School Lunch Programs May Affect Future Health

August 24, 2020 Journal of Dairy Science

In an article appearing in the Journal of Dairy Science, scientists from North Carolina State University and Cornell University studied key contributors to increasing milk consumption among children.