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Contraband cupcakes: USDA’s new rules for school food

On Board Online • September 1, 2014

By the New York State Association of School Attorneys

About 17 percent of children between the ages of two and 19 are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To combat this alarming statistic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has enacted the “Smart Snacks in School Rules,” which took effect on July 1.

Any school that receives funding under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program is required to comply with the new nutrition standards in the 2014-15 school year – that’s about 90 percent of the schools in New York State, according to the State Education Department (SED).

The Smart Snacks in School Rules represent a regulatory attempt to improve the overall nutrition environment in schools by addressing foods sold throughout the school day, consistent with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

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Poll: Training on Common Core implementation would benefit school boards

FOR RELEASE:  September 2, 2014

CONTACT: Al Marlin
(518) 783-3723 or (518) 527-6933 cell
On Twitter: @nyschoolboards

As schools begin their third year of implementing Common Core standards, one-third of school board members responding to a recent poll say their board needs more knowledge about what constitutes college and career readiness.

In addition to training in college and career readiness, many respondents (23 percent) believe their board would benefit from training in data-based decision making. Twenty percent would welcome board training in communication strategies, while 12 percent would like additional training in resource allocation. Only 11 percent did not think training was needed.

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