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K-12 Culinary Institute Aims at Creative School Meals

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Regional K-12 Culinary Institute workshops being held across the state this summer are helping school nutrition managers learn new culinary skills and creative on-trend recipes to take back to their schools.

N.C. Summer Meals Providers Win National Honors

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Ten North Carolina Summer Nutrition Program sponsors are among 118 nationwide this year to receive Turnip the Beet awards, given by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to recognize outstanding providers who work hard to offer high quality meals that are appetizing, appealing and nutritious. North Carolina has the most 2019 Turnip the Beet awardees of any state in the Southeast.

Eligibility Requirements Set for School Lunch Program

Friday, July 12, 2019

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction today announced the 2019-20 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy for free and reduced price meals for children enrolled in North Carolina’s schools. The Federally-assisted school nutrition programs help ensure all students have access to wholesome, nutritious, appealing meals at school.

Summer Meals Programs Celebrate Farm to Summer Week

Friday, July 5, 2019

North Carolina Summer Nutrition Programs are adding a focus on farms to the food, fitness and fun they provide to children by offering foods grown locally and educational activities about agricultural, food and nutrition. This year's Farm to Summer feature is a win for kids, farmers, schools and communities.

N.C. Summer Nutrition Programs Offer Free Food, Fitness and Fun for Kids

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Many students rely on the nutritious meals served during the school year through the School Breakfast Program, School Lunch Program, and Afterschool Meals Program. But hunger doesn't take a summer break. Nearly 1 million children in North Carolina struggle with hunger when school is out.

State Superintendent Mark Johnson Announces Launch of Statewide School Safety Anonymous Reporting System for 2019-20

Thursday, May 30, 2019

NC State Superintendent Mark Johnson announced today that the state education agency has contracted with Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) to provide a statewide Say Something Anonymous Reporting System in the 2019-20 school year. The Say Something program, including an anonymous mobile tip app, is a school safety program designed to change and save lives by teaching students, educators, and administrators how to recognize the signs and signals of those who may be at risk of hurting themselves or others and to anonymously report this information through the mobile tip app, the website or the telephone crisis hotline.

Three NC Schools Win National Green Ribbon Honors

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Schools in the Wake and Cumberland county public school districts and a private school in Durham are among 35 schools nationwide named today as U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools for their efforts to reduce environmental impact, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.

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