Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk Comments

Here’s a copy of the formal comment we recently submitted on the federal register: These comments are submitted in response to the Notice issued by Food and Nutrition Service on 1/13/20116, “Determining Eligibility for Free and Reduced Price Meals and Free Milk.” As noted in the supplementary information provided, the collection of household size and income to determine eligibility for …

The Brighton Report – March 11

The Brighton Report is Brighton Training Group’s weekly news show. It’s a fast paced run down of the three most notable news stories of the week in child nutrition, school nutrition, CACFP, SFSP and other child nutrition programs. Text Version of The Brighton Report:  Dining out becomes easier for people with gluten sensitivities AOL co-founder Steve Case provides a big …

Ben Franklin Technology Partners to Invest $ 100,000 in Brighton

Ben Franklin to Invest $519,984 In Regional Economic Development The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP/NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $519,984 in support of regional economic development. BFTP/NEP’s goal is to help lead northeastern Pennsylvania to a better economic future by building partnerships that develop and apply technology for competitive advantage. To achieve this goal, …

Child Nutrition News for the Week of March 6

Calorie Calculator for Kids Food and Nutrition Education: Growing Healthy Bodies and Minds An interview with Debbie Stabenau, A senator on the Agriculture committee How to get kids to eat veggies!  This was a pretty big announcement at the Anti Hunger conference this week. USDA improves WIC shopping experience  Fun article about using emojis for getting feedback from students about …

The Brighton Report – March 4

The Brighton Report is Brighton Training Group’s weekly news show. It’s a fast paced run down of the three most notable news stories of the week in child nutrition, school nutrition, CACFP, SFSP and other child nutrition programs. Text Version of The Brighton Report:  A new study sheds light on the link between ADHD and obesity Americans need to cut …

Child Nutrition & School Nutrition News Stories – Week of Feb 29

CACFP Week National nutrition month Easy and healthy snack option for children: A number of important initiatives to address child nutrition have been gaining steam recently   Also related to the above: Examples of school lunch programs making a difference: Benefits of school breakfast California Senator McGuire Introduces School Meal Bill on Statewide Standards On February 18, California Senator McGuire …

The Brighton Report – February 26

The Brighton Report is Brighton Training Group’s weekly news show. It’s a fast paced run down of the three most notable news stories of the week in child nutrition, school nutrition, CACFP, SFSP and other child nutrition programs. Text Version of The Brighton Report:  The NFL scores another victory for child nutrition The USDA introduces new programs to reduce food …

Child Nutrition & School Nutrition News Stories – Week of Feb 22

1. Report: Fixing Food: Fresh Solutions from Five U.S. Cities The Union of Concerned Scientists has released a report, which presents case studies of programs from five U.S. cities that are helping residents grow and sell healthy food, training the next generation of farmers, and bringing healthy food to places where people gather. Read Fixing Food here. 2. Low fat …

The Brighton Report – February 19

The Brighton Report is Brighton Training Group’s weekly news show. It’s a fast paced run down of the three most notable news stories of the week in child nutrition, school nutrition, CACFP, SFSP and other child nutrition programs. Text Version of The Brighton Report:  President Obama asks Congress for more funds to feed low-income kids during the summer New dietary …