NYC to keep school meals available during shutdown | Ore. legislators look at expanding school nutrition programs | Calif. district holds tour of central kitchen
January 18, 2019
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NYC to keep school meals available during shutdown
NYC to keep school meals available during shutdown
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he is considering a plan to help continue school food services if the partial federal government shutdown continues. He said school food in the city -- where 75% of students qualify for free and reduced-price meals -- is a top priority.
Chalkbeat/New York (1/17) 
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Ore. legislators look at expanding school nutrition programs
Oregon lawmakers are considering ways to ensure all students have access to free breakfast and lunch at school. Options include having universal school meals and expanding the Community Eligibility Provisions and Breakfast After the Bell programs, but funding could be an issue.
Statesman-Journal (Salem, Ore.) (tiered subscription model) (1/17) 
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Families figure in mental health plan at Milwaukee schools
A therapist and a family coach are employed in a pilot program at two Milwaukee charter schools addressing mental health needs at school and home. Fourteen children and their families are being served at Bruce Guadalupe Community School and Acosta Middle School, and providers hope to raise the number to 50.
Urban Milwaukee (1/16) 
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Trends & Research
Higher calorie intake at night can increase LDL levels
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels increased when people ate more calories from fat at night, according to a study in Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases. Shifting night-time calorie intake to morning or noon, and night-time fat calorie consumption to noon or evening lowered LDL levels.
Healio (free registration)/Endocrine Today (1/17) 
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Puerto Rico's schools in disrepair after hurricane
Puerto Rico's schools were devastated by Hurricane Maria in 2017 and need $11 billion in repairs. Puerto Rico Education Secretary Julia Keleher says the schools can tap into several sources of federal money for the most urgent work, but not enough has been allocated to cover the total.
Construction Dive (1/16) 
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DeVos announces review of seclusion, restraint
DeVos announces review of seclusion, restraint
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The US Department of Education will lead an effort to address the use of restraint and seclusion on students with disabilities, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Thursday. As part of the initiative, schools will receive resources that clarify how to use interventions to address behavioral issues among students with disabilities.
U.S. News & World Report (1/17) 
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Read JCN&M's latest issue: Share your expertise on special diets
From the management of food allergies in schools to farm-to-school product purchasing, the Fall 2018 edition of the Journal of Child Nutrition & Management covers a wide range of research articles that are applicable to your school kitchens. Additionally, because special diets are a multi-faceted topic that interests many parties, the upcoming Spring 2019 edition will be themed with this in mind. And the publication is currently seeking submissions from anyone who may have research or a unique solution to accommodating special diets. Learn more.
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