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Child Nutrition

USDA Unveils Community Eligibility Provision
The USDA has unveiled the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for determining federal funding for school meal programs. Under the alternative CEP option, all children will receive free meals, regardless of family income, but corresponding federal funding may not cover all of the new costs. Any additional costs above federal reimbursement will be borne by each district. There are obvious benefits to a CEP program, as suggested by the USDA (see here) including:   Apr 9, 2014, 08:34

Northwest ISD student chefs cook up success
The teen chefs in Northwest ISD's Academy of Culinary Arts & Hospitality continue to cook up success. The NISD teens won first place at the Texas ProStart Invitational last month and are now headed to a national competition in Minneapolis in May. View Article ]   Apr 9, 2014, 07:50

No three R's without B breakfast
SAN ANTONIO A skipped breakfast for a child can mean physical, intellectual and behavioral problems. So says the medical literature. Bexar County and Texas are national leaders in the hunger problem. Tackling this requires a broad approach, involving jobs, food stamps, food banks and a genuine national hunger policy. View Article ]   Apr 4, 2014, 08:41

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Attention: The session focused on the new Community Eligibility Option to make school meal pay, not only in the Child Nutrition Department, but with the students and other programs.   Apr 3, 2014, 08:46

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