Child Nutrition Related News – Week of Feb 15

Concannon, USDA under secretary for food nutrition and consumer Services, said Wednesdaythat under new proposals, school-aged children eligible for free and reduced meals through the National School Lunch Program will be eligible for a Summer Electronics Benefits Transfer Program, receiving an additional $45 a month per child during the summer months

5.  Great article about school kids planting their own fruit trees and eating fresh fruit. One of the call outs from the article is that they hope the kids will then teach their parents about the importance of fresh fruit. Ties to Farm to School and gardens in CACFP