child nutrition

USDA Publishes Child Nutrition Program Integrity Final Rule

Dan Agri-Business, Legislative, Regulation, This Land of Ours

Ensuring the integrity of child nutrition programs. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Wednesday published a final rule on program integrity to ensure that child nutrition programs are properly operated and managed to protect federal funds and taxpayer dollars. The final rule impacts the National School Lunch …


Major School Nutrition Program Spending Declined During Pandemic

Dan Education, This Land of Ours

A decline in school nutrition program spending. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. USDA’s National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program typically make up the largest share of child nutrition program expenditures. In fiscal year 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic, spending on the two programs amounted to about $18.7 billion, nearly 80 percent of the $23.6 billion …