Funding links: Beyond Breakfast

We have a quick link to share this morning from the Beyond Breakfast blog, where they’ve rounded up information on some important links to funding opportunities for school nutrition programs. Some of our most popular blog topics are on funding and grant opportunities – and for good reason! We know that our readers are always […]

SNA Conference Final Day

Our final day at the SNA Annual National Conference was a real whirlwind, and we were thrilled for the opportunity to meet with more terrific exhibitors! Great to meet the folks from Pacific Coast Producers representing hundreds of farmers and serving up sweet and juicy peaches! Check them out at Tools for Schools – […]

SNA Conference Day 2

Another busy day at SNA Annual National Conference. Had a chance to meet some of the other exhibitors, and of course we were thrilled to find so many folks working hard to provide programs and products to help School Food Service (SFS) provide healthy meals and healthy environments. Our neighbor, Julie Frank from SPARK, had […]

SNA Annual National Conference begins!

We’ll be reporting in this week from the School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference, which kicked off yesterday in Denver. It was a super busy day at the FoodPlay booth—we met Food Service Directors from all over the country! These folks are doing amazing work to serve children healthy meals, including breakfast, lunch, and even […]

USDA unveils new standards for school lunches

Last Wednesday, January 25th, First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled the USDA’s new standards for school meals, the first such change in fifteen years. The new regulations, set to phase in over a three-year period beginning with the 2012-2013 school year, significantly increase the requirements for fruits, vegetables, and whole grains […]