Nutrition & School Lunch
Federal Biden Signs Executive Order to Boost Food Benefits for Children Missing School Meals
The order is designed to extend nutritional benefits that his administration says would benefit children.
Budget & Finance Districts Anxious About Plunge in Meal-Program Applicants
Free and reduced-price meal data is a key proxy for school poverty. But administrators say a drop in applications paints a false picture and could threaten funding.
Student Well-Being Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and COVID-19 Make a Dire Trio for Puerto Rico's Schools
The pandemic is just the latest massive disruption for the U.S. territory's educational system, and has left students and teachers wondering how much they've lost and what comes next.
Student Well-Being As Demand for Food Grows Under Coronavirus, Schools Step Up
Districts are reconfiguring services, offering hazard pay, and partnering with food banks to keep up with a growing, unprecedented demand for food services during the school shutdown.
Student Well-Being Video In Houston, School Meals Are About Expanding Equity and Improving Climate
Betti Wiggins believes that school meals can be used as a vehicle to expand equity and improve school climate.
School & District Management 'Amazing Cook' for Austin, Texas, Schools Dies From Coronavirus
Patricia "Pati" Hernandez, 51, was a long-time food service worker who spent the last decade preparing student meals at Casis Elementary School in Austin.
Student Well-Being Video Creating a Menu of Healthy School Meals, While Seeking Student Input
Joe Urban has used his restaurant background to transform his school district’s food program.
Student Well-Being Coronavirus Fears Lead School Districts to Halt or Make Changes to Children's Food Services
Education Week has identified at least 15 school districts, serving more than 250,000 students combined, that have either suspended or altered their meal distribution programs due to coronavirus-related concerns.
Student Well-Being Shut Down by Coronavirus, Schools Scramble to Feed Students
A major dilemma for schools shutting down is how to keep providing meals to students who rely on them for their daily nutrition.
Student Well-Being Leader To Learn From School Lunch as a Lever to Expand Equity and Improve School Climate
Betti Wiggins, the officer of nutrition services for the Houston Independent School District, gives students from low-income families daily access to nutritious meals and provides family-style lunch settings that help teach kids social skills. She is recognized as a 2020 Leader To Learn From.
Student Well-Being Leader To Learn From Creating Healthier —and Tastier—School Meals
Joe Urban, the director of food and nutrition services in Greenville County Schools, S.C., proves that giving students healthy food options and asking for their input can increase participation and be good for the district’s financial bottom line. He is recognized as a 2020 Leader to Learn From.
Student Well-Being Are the Trump Administration's Latest Rules for School Meals All Bad? 3 Things Schools Need to Know
Education Week spoke to two district nutrition directors and one child nutrition expert to discuss the most important changes to come from USDA's new rules for school meals.