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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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USDA Expands Focus on Program Integrity Across All Nutrition Programs

Dan Industry News Release

As part of Agriculture Secretary Perdue’s strategic goal of ensuring that our programs are delivered efficiently, effectively and with integrity, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced an enhanced focus on program integrity, that will include renewed attention on transparency, payment accuracy, fraud and waste prevention, and improved quality control. “Where protection of taxpayer dollars …

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First Mobile App with Food Buying Guide

Dan Industry News Release

Takes Leap Forward in Customer Service USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced its first ever mobile application, putting critical information at the fingertips of food service professionals and making it easier for them to serve wholesome, nutritious, and tasty meals through FNS’s child nutrition programs. “The Food Buying Guide Mobile App announced today is a major step forward for the …