Food and Nutrition Service

Type: Organization
Name: Food and Nutrition Service
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

It's Still Not That Hard to Defraud the Food Stamp Program

Detection of improper receipt or trafficking of federal food subsidies being performed by state governments has been hindered by inconsistent data and staff cuts, an audit found.The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, run by the states under guidance ... [Published Government Executive - 16 hours ago]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

USDA visits Caddo school cafeteria

CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) -A USDA official will meet with leaders of the Caddo Parish school district Friday morning to showcase the success of new standards for the cafeteria.Bill Ludwig, USDA Food and Nutrition Service Regional Administrator, will stop ... [Published KSLA - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Tossing the First Lady's Lunch

As superintendent of the Fort Thomas Independent School District in northern Kentucky, Gene Kirchner oversees 3,000 students who buy about 1,400 cafeteria lunches each day. At least they used to. Since federal school lunch nutrition requirements championed ... [Published BusinessWeek - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Mag schools to participate in CEP

Magdalena Municipal Schools is slated to implement the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for free meal reimbursement for the coming school year.Magdalena Municipal Schools is slated to implement the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for free meal ... [Published El Defensor Chieftain - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Summer Meals: Serving Chicago’s Many Neighborhoods

Girls enjoying a healthy meal at a summer meals kick-off event.At USDA, we value the work of the many partners who administer and support our diverse and far-reaching nutrition assistance programs.  In my hometown of Chicago, an inspiring group has been ... [Published Food and Nutrition Service - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Child Nutrition Programs for the New School Year

The government provides children with meals that meet nutritional standardsWASHINGTON , Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Healthy eating habits and a nutritious diet can help children do better in school.The federal government provides free or ... [Published Michigan Live - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Announcement Modified for $2 Million Funding for Special Supplemental Nutrition Program (8/18/14)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 -- The U.S. Food and Nutrition Service has modified its announcement that it expects to award a maximum of 15 discretionary grants to develop, implement and evaluate new or innovat . . . ... [Published Targeted News Service - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

School district takes steps to accommodate new nutritional guidelines

Football fans may continue to have a Coke and nachos on Friday nights this fall at Ratliff Stadium, but during school hours, school visitors will face some changes to snack offerings.The Ector County Independent School District is adapting to guidelines ... [Published OA Online - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 2 reports

Why Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Is a Waste of Taxpayer Money

Matej Divizna— States already do a good job of ensuring no one gets a "free ride." We don't need another one--especially one that stimgatizesThe tired image of the welfare queen with six kids, driving around in a Cadillac, watching soap operas on an ... [Published Time - Aug 15 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Schools, health experts push for healthier eating

. -Schools nationwide are now federally required to take a closer look at sodium, fat and sugar levels in cafeteria food.For this coming school year , schools must be within a weekly sodium limit. School breakfast and lunches with grains have to be whole ... [Published WDBJ7.com - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Government website can jump start back-to-school preparations

(RNN) -USA.gov is a good first stop for teachers, parents and students as they begin back-to-school preparations.The site offers tips that can save parents money, keep kids safe and even help them do their homework.Most states offer tax-free holidays ... [Published KFVS12 - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

$7 Million Funding Available for SNAP Recipient Trafficking Prevention Grant (7/28/14)

WASHINGTON, July 28 -- The U.S. Food and Nutrition Service has announced that it expects to award a maximum of 10 discretionary grants for programs to improve trafficking prevention, detection and pro . . . ... [Published Targeted News Service - Jul 27 2014]

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...But he says his lunch budget will be deeper in the red if he has to serve food students refuse to buy. "With the new guidelines coming into effect on snacks and a la carte items this fall, we’d be losing money this upcoming year" he says
"We're committed to supporting schools who want to ensure students head back to a healthier school environment this fall," said Concannon.  "Parents, teachers, and school nutrition professionals want the best for their children, and want to provide them with proper nutrition so that they can learn and grow into healthy adults.  USDA is proud to support the Smarter Lunchroom movement that provides schools with practical, evidence-based tools that they can use to help their students have a healthier school day."
"Right now we're just kind of in limbo waiting to hear back from out state board before we proceed and start looking at fundraisers that will meet the nutritional guidelines" said Southeast Bulloch High School Principal Donna Clifton
...win for families in Milwaukee," said Tatiana Joseph, who represents the near-South Side sixth district on the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. "Now all children will be able to have a meal regardless the their financial status."

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GAO: Growth In Food Stamp Recipients Overwhelms... [Published Daily Caller - 9 hours ago]
Food stamp fraud rampant: GAO report [Published FOXNews.com - 11 hours ago]
It's Still Not That Hard to Defraud the Food St... [Published Government Executive - 16 hours ago]
USDA visits Caddo school cafeteria [Published KSLA - Aug 22 2014]
Tossing the First Lady's Lunch [Published BusinessWeek - Aug 22 2014]
GAO-14-641, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance P... [Published GAO - Aug 22 2014]
USDA Helps Schools Make Lunchrooms "Smarter" as... [Published Food and Nutrition Service - Aug 21 2014]
Mag schools to participate in CEP [Published El Defensor Chieftain - Aug 21 2014]
Healthy snack rules apply to fundraisers during... [Published Statesboro Herald - Aug 19 2014]
Summer Meals: Serving Chicago’s Many Neighborhoods [Published Food and Nutrition Service - Aug 19 2014]
USDA Tribal Collaboration Strengthens Food Secu... [Published Food and Nutrition Service - Aug 18 2014]
Child Nutrition Programs for the New School Year [Published Michigan Live - Aug 18 2014]
Announcement Modified for $2 Million Funding fo... [Published Targeted News Service - Aug 17 2014]
School district takes steps to accommodate new ... [Published OA Online - Aug 17 2014]
Why Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Is a Waste ... [Published Time - Aug 15 2014]
Why Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Is a Waste ... [Published TIME.com - Aug 15 2014]
The Quest to Provide “Healthy” Food [Published Parks & Rec Business - Aug 15 2014]
US Federal Business Opportunity: Department of ... [Published ITbriefing - Aug 13 2014]
Schools, health experts push for healthier eating [Published WDBJ7.com - Aug 12 2014]
How FNS Partners Take Their Summer Feeding Site... [Published Food and Nutrition Service - Aug 11 2014]
MPS will offer free meals to all students [Published On Milwaukee - Aug 11 2014]
Kids' Lunch Boxes Often Fall Short on Nutrition [Published Philly.com - Aug 11 2014]
Guam DOE: Food Commodity Program Temporarily Su... [Published Pacific News Center - Aug 10 2014]
Web of federal rules, regulations hamper summer... [Published Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Aug 09 2014]
Education Newsmakers: 08/09/2014 [Published Record-Eagle - Aug 09 2014]
Two Retailers Convicted for Food Stamp Fraud [Published United States Department of Justice - Aug 09 2014]
The Day the AFRO Used Wild Comedy to Fight Bias [Published Afro American Newspaper - Aug 08 2014]
Farmers Market Checkbooks Available For Seniors [Published Daily Voice - Aug 07 2014]
Feds file for forfeitures linked to food stamp ... [Published Marianas Variety - Guam - Aug 07 2014]
Photos and Video: N.J. Secretary of Agriculture... [Published Somerset Reporter - Aug 07 2014]
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Why Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Is a Waste ... [Published TIME.com - Aug 15 2014]
The tired image of the welfare queen with six kids, driving around in a Cadillac, watching soap operas on an expensive television and eating junk food on the couch has had its day. It is 2014, years into the Great Recession, and millions have been helped ...
Michelle Obama and School Nutrition Association... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jul 15 2014]
An internecine battle has broken out between the Obama administration and the School Nutrition Association (SNA) over the federal government’s requirements for school meal programs. The fight has gotten so nasty that Michelle Obama’s food policy czar, ...
Late Night: Keep Your Stinkin’ Hands Off My Che... [Published Firedoglake - Jun 11 2014]
p> Government cheese was that dreaded phrase from the 1980s meaning welfare, when processed cheese and butter were stockpiled as a dairy subsidy and then passed out to those on government aid via the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program of ...
USDA To Georgia: You Can’t Drug-Test Food Stamp... [Published Think Progress - Jun 05 2014]
CREDIT: Shutterstock In the latest expansion of government drug tests, Georgia passed a law in March requiring the testing of some food stamp applicants and recipients. But this week, a USDA official told Georgia they can’t implement the law. “[Food ...
USDA: Georgia Can’t Drug Test Food Stamp Users [Published TIME.com - Jun 04 2014]
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will not allow the state of Georgia to force participants in food stamp programs to pass drug screenings first, authorities said Tuesday. In March, Governor Nathan Deal signed a law passed by the state legislature ...
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