Fuel Up to Play 60, a joint initiative of the National Dairy Council and the National Football League, supports school wellness through its annual playbook of healthy eating and physical activity opportunities, and grants of up to $4,000.
CKC's Cafeteria Connection newsletter for parents includes 10 issues that promote the quality of school food service programs.
CKC Good Food CEO, Founder and Executive Chef Nancy Close was honored to collaborate with two school nutrition professionals from Twin Cities school districts, and chefs from Land O'Lakes and General Mills on the development of tasty new USDA-compliant, scratch-made recipes.
The USDA's Community Eligibility Provision allows schools serving low-income neighborhoods / populations to offer school meals for free to all students without collecting applications verifying household income. Since the program was introduced in 2015, the number of eligible schools participating has continued to increase but there are still thousands of eligible schools still missing out.