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School nutrition trending: USDA announces school meal waiver extension through summer; Research highlights role of school meals in children’s health

In this month’s recap of the Top 5 most popular K-12 Food Management articles, USDA announces school meal waiver extension through summer as Secretary Vilsack addresses virtual SNA conference ranked as the week’s top story. Recently confirmed USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack addressed the School Nutrition Association’s online Legislative Action Conference as his department announced the extension of school meal waivers through the end of September 2021. Among other stories in this week’s gallery:

  • Research highlights crucial role of school meals in children’s health; and
  • Report shows huge drop in school meal counts for country’s largest districts.

In other news, Hillsborough schools’ child nutrition GM explains how the district has survived during a trying time. New to the job, Shani Hall had to turn a big ship in a hurry. Just two months lafter joining the foodservice team at Hillsborough county, the 235-school system shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. See how Hall and the team adapted.

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

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