Child Nutrition News for the Week of July 31

Hoping the new rates are published by USDA before the end of next week, but state agencies are sending out notices to participants that July claims are being blocked (will not be processed) until the new rates are released. This one came from Oklahoma: ATTENTION: USDA has not released the FY 2017 rates. July 2017 claims CANNOT be paid until …

Child Nutrition News for the Week of July 25

USDA announces efforts to make school meals healthier USDA announces additional efforts to make school meals healthier Can early bedtimes help fight childhood obesity? Encouraging positive meal times and family style resources now available on the USDA website USDA finalizes school nutrition rules USDA Finalizes School Nutrition Rules: What You Need to Know Tips for helping children fight childhood obesity …

Child Nutrition News for the Week of July 18

Making food makes a difference – good lesson for centers, schools and sites introducing new menu items, especially to align with the new meal pattern Earlier bed time may lower risk of childhood obesity Pokémon Go is a great way to get kids moving Oregon has the lowest rate of obesity Maryland schools lead the nation in buying local foods …