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USDA releases new school meal standards to strengthen child nutrition

- General News
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced major steps to promote the health of America’s children through school meals.

IFPA connects members with school menu planners

- General News
IFPA coordinated a series of “speed dating” meetings to connect produce companies with menu planners and procurement officials from several major-city U.S. school districts.

Bayer and Dollar General partner to increase fruit and vegetable access outside school hours

- Retail
Bayer and Dollar General have partnered on a campaign to help K-12 school districts around the country to provide nutritional support for kids and their families outside of traditional school hours.

Foundation for Fresh Produce releases school breakfast recipes highlighting fruits and vegetables

- General News
As part of its mission to boost appeal and improve access to more fruits and vegetables, the International Fresh Produce Association’s Foundation for Fresh Produce is releasing 10 new fruit and vegetable-forward breakfast recipes tailored specifically for the K-12 setting and school foodservice professionals.

USDA invests $30MM to boost school nutrition through partnership with Action for Healthy Kids

- General News
As part of a cooperative agreement to develop and implement the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Healthy Meals Incentives Initiative, Action for Healthy Kids today announced that it is awarding nearly $30 million in subgrants to 264 school districts across 44 states and the District of Columbia, reaching students in some of our nation’s highest need schools.

Dole’s back-to-school campaign gets a boost from Bobby Banana

- General News
Dole Food Company is calling upon its top banana and pineapple to help families jump back into the fall season and back-to-school routine in the most fun way ever.

IFPA Foodservice Conference to host K-12 school foodservice track

- General News
To help schools source, serve, and promote fresh fruit and vegetables to children, the International Fresh Produce Association connects school menu planners and operators with the produce industry throughout the year, including at The Foodservice Conference, July 26-28 in Monterey, Calif. 

Chicago public schools start produce passport program

- General News
This semester, elementary students across Chicago Public Schools (CPS) will be the first in the nation to receive produce passports, beginning a new journey as “SnackTime Explorers.”

USDA plans improvements to school meal program

- General News
At the USDA Conversation on Healthy School Meals Roundtable, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced major initiatives at the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will support and enhance the health of America's children through nutritious school meals.

Brighter Bites partners with Sunkist Citrus Growers

- General News
Brighter Bites, a national nonprofit organization that delivers fresh fruits and vegetables directly into families’ hands, partners with Sunkist, the longest-standing agricultural cooperative in the nation, to help improve the health of students and families in the Bakersfield area.