USDA http://wfpl.org en With Fewer Kentucky Students Getting School Meals, New Nutrition Standards Can Pose Challenges http://wfpl.org/post/fewer-kentucky-students-getting-school-meals-new-nutrition-standards-can-pose-challenges <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since the U.S. Agriculture Department’s new school meal requirements were implemented in 2012, the cost for</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Jefferson County Public Schools to provide</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;fresh produce has doubled, said Julia </span>Bauscher<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the district’s director of school and community nutrition services.</span></p><p>Bauscher said managing the food cost surge is “a challenge”—but for JCPS it’s manageable.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:01:50 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9575 at http://wfpl.org With Fewer Kentucky Students Getting School Meals, New Nutrition Standards Can Pose Challenges Will School Lunch Changes Really Make Students Healthier? http://wfpl.org/post/will-school-lunch-changes-really-make-students-healthier <p>There’s a new push on for healthier school&nbsp;food across the country, in the form of a new law called the Healthy, Hunger-Free&nbsp;Kids Act of 2010, aimed at updating nutrition standards in the National School Lunch&nbsp;Program. Those new guidelines start taking effect this year.&nbsp;Will they have the desired result?</p> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 14:23:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 1667 at http://wfpl.org Will School Lunch Changes Really Make Students Healthier? More Indiana Counties Under Drought Disaster http://wfpl.org/post/more-indiana-counties-under-drought-disaster <p>The lingering drought has led the U.S. <a href="http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=DISASTER_ASSISTANCE">Department of Agriculture</a> to declare a natural disaster in 14 more of Indiana&#39;s 92 counties.</p><p>The USDA added the north-central Indiana counties today.&nbsp; Along with adjacent counties, they qualify for low-interest relief loans from the federal government.</p><p>Fifty counties earlier had been declared natural disaster areas.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:50:28 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 1122 at http://wfpl.org More Indiana Counties Under Drought Disaster