The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has set the income eligibility guidelines for students and adults to participate in free, reduced-price meal programs through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for 2022-2023. The CACFP is federally funded through the USDA and is administered by the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), Division of School and Community Nutrition.
A brief information session is being offered online for potential new Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsors in Kentucky on Nov. 4, 2021, from 12:30 to 1 p.m. EST. A general overview of the program will be provided by Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) SFSP staff, and those who attend will have the opportunity to ask questions about the program.
Over the summer the Kentucky Department of Education's Division of School and Community Nutrition teamed up with the Institute of Child Nutrition to host a series of hands-on summer training sessions for school nutrition professionals.
More Kentucky schools are making healthier choices for their students and taking stock of their school health policies, according to data from the School Health Profiles surveys conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Southwest Dairy Museum Inc. and Southland Dairy Farmers is sponsoring the Mobile Dairy Classroom, which is available for free visits in Kentucky schools. The Mobile Dairy Classroom is a part of Southland Dairy Farmers’ agricultural and nutritional education program. The 32-foot traveling classroom features a fully operational milking parlor and carries a live milk cow to schools, fairs and [...]
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Sixteen Kentucky schools have been named winners of the National Healthy Schools Award by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. The awards were announced recently by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a national organization founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation whose goal is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower children to [...]
Fayette County Public Schools has received a 2016 Community Leadership Award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.
Fifth-grade teachers in Pendleton County are working with their local Family and Consumer Science Extension agent to provide students with a Recipe for Life.
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) and its partners have selected 41 high schools to receive grants to develop or improve the nutritional, physical activity or tobacco prevention policies at their schools. The $500 grants are part of the Students Taking Charge program offered by Kentucky Action for Healthy Kids (KYAFHK). Students Taking Charge provides students with the tools [...]