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Massachusetts Releases Guidance on BIC & Time on Learning

Massachusetts Commissioner of Education Mitchell Chester recently issued a memo clarifying that instruction provided during classroom breakfast can count toward the overall requirement for instructonal time. Commissioner Chester:

“As stated in the regulations, breakfast itself cannot count towards student learning time. However, when instruction is provided during the breakfast...

Nutrition Director Bob Burr Gives Leominster a Boost

The school nutrition department and administration of Leominster Public Schools have been working to alleviate hunger in the town of Leominster for many years. With over half of the children enrolled in the Leominster Public School District qualifying for free or reduced priced school meals, the School Nutrition Director, Bob Burr, knew it was time to make a change to the breakfast program...

Exciting Child Nutrition Internship Opportunity!!

Project Bread and the Child Nutrition Outreach Program Community Outreach Internship

Position Description

Project Bread’s Child Nutrition Outreach Program is seeking Community Outreach Interns from October 2014 to August 2015 to become a part of the Outreach Team that works to end...

*New* Eligibility Manual For School Meals

A new version of the Eligibility Manual for School Meals has been released. The manual contains two new sections titled "Independent Reviews of Applications" and "Effective Date of Eligibility Determination". The manual is also accompanied by memo from USDA that outlines changes and new policies since the last version was released. Download the manual...

New Massachusetts Competitive Food Standards & Guidance

Massachusetts is in the process of revising its standards for competitive foods sold in schools to more closely align with the new federal requirements that went into effect on July 1st. Because the federal and state guidelines currently differ and the school year is around the corner, the Department of Public Health released a...