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Uncrustables sandwich contract for schools draws Portland parents’ ire

PORTLAND – The Portland Public Schools Board has tabled a proposed contract to purchase pre-packaged peanut butter and jelly sandwiches after parents complained that they contain high-fructose corn syrup. The school board on Tuesday removed the $350,000 contract to purchase more than 600,000 Smuckers Uncrustables from the agenda, OregonLive reported.

House bill would roll back free and reduced-price school meals

WASHINGTON – Fewer students would receive free and reduced-price meals at school under legislation that Republicans pushed through a House committee Wednesday. On a vote of 20-14, the Education and Workforce Committee backed the bill, which would scale back the number of schools in which all students receive free or reduced-price meals. The measure would allow a trial period of so-called block grants for school meals in three states – meaning those states would no longer receive unlimited federal dollars for students who qualify for the free and reduced-price lunches, and states wouldn’t have to follow most federal nutrition standards.