USDA Announces Steps to Improve Child Health through Nutritious School Meals

February 8, 2023 USDA

At the USDA Conversation on Healthy School Meals Roundtable, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced major initiatives at the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will support and enhance the health of America’s children through nutritious school meals.

New Jersey Department Of Agriculture Highlights New Foods Available for School Meals

School officials from around New Jersey previewed the newest lunch and breakfast offerings available from food manufacturers for the 2023-24 school year during the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods Conference at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center on Tuesday.

Jennie-O Turkey Store and Celebrity Chef Carla Hall Honor Los Angeles School Cafeteria Staff Through National Partnership, “School Cafeteria Takeovers”

November 17, 2022 Jennie-O Turkey Store

The makers of the Jennie-O® turkey brand – category leader and trusted brand for turkey products – announced a partnership in October with esteemed chef, cookbook author and beloved TV personality Carla Hall. As part of this partnership, the Jennie-O team and Hall visit schools across the nation to honor school cafeteria staff by hosting School Cafeteria Takeovers, which kicked off last month in Knoxville, Tenn., at Blue Grass Elementary School. Today, the team recognizes the unsung heroes of the school cafeteria at Panorama High School in Los Angeles, part of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

Nutrition Now: Bringing a la Carte Meal Solutions to Schools

November 17, 2022 Dairy MAX

That old saying, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” is correct. Sadly, too many children start their school day on an empty stomach. Whether they miss this important meal simply due to a hectic schedule or because there is not enough to eat at home, skipping breakfast comes at a high price for all students – research shows this habit negatively impacts academic performance.

USDA Invests $50M for Schools & Food Industry to Work Together to Strengthen School Meals

November 15, 2022 USDA

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service launched a new and innovative initiative for healthier school meals through a $50 million grant opportunity that will support collaboration with the food industry to develop nutritious, appetizing school meals for students. This launch follows through on a commitment made in the administration’s National Strategy on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.