September 25, 2023


Qualified food specialists

School nutrition trending: USDA extends Seamless Summer Option

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In this month’s recap of the Top 5 most popular K-12 Food Management articles, USDA extends Seamless Summer Option through June 2022 to support reopened schools this fall ranked as the week’s top story. The National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Meal Option is extended through June 30, 2022, meaning that schools that choose this option will receive higher-than-normal meal reimbursements for every meal they serve. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • Sodexo unveils new middle school-focused foodiE Café; and
  • How New York City public schools have kept students—and city residents—fed during the pandemic.

In other news, Saint Louis Public Schools drive student engagement to promote interest in healthy eating habits at school. A number of grants and support from community groups have fueled additional outreach and education including Gateway Greening, a local group that promotes sustainable urban agriculture, works with a handful of Saint Louis schools to support youth gardens. The gardens and related programming are designed to cultivate an interest in agriculture and healthy eating.

Click through the gallery to see other trending stories in the K-12 segment.

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