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NMPF Applauds USDA Support for More Milk Options in School Meals

Dan Dairy, Education, Industry News Release

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) commended Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for returning low-fat (1%) flavored milk as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. The final rule implementing regulatory changes needed to add low-fat flavored milk to more school menus and other nutrition programs serving children was announced by the USDA and will be published later this month …

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USDA Secretary Working to Empower Local School Leaders and Improve the School Meal Programs

Dan Education, Industry News Release

USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue hosted a roundtable with local school officials to learn more about how USDA can best assist and enable their efforts to serve nutritious meals to our nation’s children. The meeting was part of the Secretary’s ongoing efforts to explore reforms that will make school meals more appealing by giving control back to local school food professionals …

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USDA Supports Local Foods in Schools through Farm to School Grants

Dan Education, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced $5.2 million in grant awards to bring nutritious, local foods into schools and create new economic opportunities for farmers. The grants, part of the USDA Farm to School Program, will impact over 6,000 schools and 2.8 million students nationwide. “USDA is committed to helping our children build bright futures …

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Dairy Industry Applauds Introduction of School Milk Nutrition Act

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

The nation’s dairy industry applauded the introduction of a bipartisan bill this week that would help reverse the decline in milk consumption in schools. The National Milk Producers Federation and the International Dairy Foods Association say the School Milk Nutrition Act of 2017 would make permanent the administrative changes in the school lunch program proposed earlier this year by the …

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Farm to School Bill Introduced

Dan Education, Industry News Release

Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran, Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, and ranking member Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, reintroduced the Farm to School Act to expand the Farm to School Grant Program. The program promotes the use of home-state agriculture products in school cafeterias. The bill would increase school eligibility and reduce barriers for farmers to participate. It also would allow broader …

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Agri View: School Lunch Problem

Dan Agri View, Education

Everett Griner talks about the changing of the guard brought changes to the school lunch program in today’s Agri View.     Agriculture officials were not happy with former First Lady Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program. They can breathe easy now. It is out. Dumped by officials in the Trump administration. You see, the Obama program featured healthy food. They …