While some schools have already implemented higher nutrition standards for food and beverages sold in vending machines and a la carte food lines, the US Department of Agriculture has not updated their rules since 1979. New rulings will go into effect in September 2014, so some schools may see nutrition improvements in the future.
When schools close for summer vacation many children loose access to breakfast and lunch meals. To support low-income families and ensure students return to school ready to learn in the fall, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are promoting increased awareness to federal summer meal programs. More information regarding the summer programs and how you can get involved can be found at www.fns.usda.gov/summer-food-service-program-sfsp
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