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Boston Public Schools SFSP Resources

Boston Public Schools (BPS) has announced the start of its summer meals program with an interactive map showing the locations of all sites. The map is color-coded by neighborhood. It also shows dates of operation and start and end times for all meals. If you head over to the Boston school lunch program's...

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SFSP Outreach Training Webinar

Less than 15% of children eligible to receive free or reduced-price school meals participated in the Summer Food Service Program last summer in Massachusetts. SFSP is a vital repalacement for school meals when school is not in session, helping prevent summertime malnutrition and learning loss. That's why it's vital that we work to increase our state's participation rates. With this goal in...

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Summer Programming Idea: Foodplay Productions

Foodplay Productions is pioneer in the relatively unexplored field of nutrition media. Their theater and circus-style traveling shows teach kids the benefits of healthy eating and an active lifestyle in a really fun way, as some of the Child Nutrition Outreach Team can attest from first-hand experience. This summer, Foodplay is touring United States SFSP sites with their new To Be Fit magic...

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Flexibility in Whole Grain Requirements for Shools

Last week, the Department of Agriculture announced the opportunity for schools to obtain a two-year waiver from the requirement that all grain products served be at least 50% whole grain. The waiver will allow schools to continue serving traditional processed pastas for two more years (for other products, the 50% requirement still applies. The announcement came after year-long struggles on the...

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Massachusetts Farm To School's Harvest of the Month

Each year, Massachusetts Farm to School exposes students from all corners of the state to local produce through their Harvest of the Month Program. The basic idea of the program is that schools agree to feature a different locally-grown crop on their menu each month of the year. Farm to School helps out by providing technical assistance in sourcing the food from local producers, providing...

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