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1/23/20 K-12 operators react to USDA’s proposed changes to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs Foodservice Director
1/23/20 The Trump Administration’s Continued Attack On The Nutrition Safety Net: At What Cost? Health Affairs
1/22/20 Advocates Blast Trump Administration’s Proposal To Loosen Obama-Era School Lunch Nutrition Rules Kaiser Health News
1/21/20 USDA tries to relax nutrition guidelines for school meals Chicago Tribune
1/20/20 USDA Announces School and Summer Meals Reforms USDA
1/20/20 Notice to Stakeholders: USDA Sets the Record Straight on Proposed School Meals Flexibilities USDA
1/20/20 More Pizza And Fries? USDA Proposes To 'Simplify' Obama-Era School Lunch Rules WUSF-FM
1/20/20 Bill Aims To Have More Students Eating School Breakfasts WBZ-TV
1/18/20 Trump Targets Michelle Obama’s School Nutrition Guidelines on Her Birthday The New York Times
1/9/20 What if Children Ran the School Lunchroom? The New York Times
12/18/19 This 5-year-old paid off the lunch balances for 123 students by selling cocoa and cookies CNN
12/12/19 Colorado School Taps Container Farm for Classroom, Food Stand Public News Service
12/12/19 How Nutritious School Lunches Can Lead to Improved Health and Academic Outcomes Thrive Global
12/10/19 It's long past time to give every child free lunch at school Washington Post
12/6/19 CDC: Schools aren't doing enough to teach kids about nutrition UPI
12/5/19 The Real School Lunch Story video School Nutrition Association
11/22/19 Students Who Eat Breakfast Perform Better on Standardized Tests, Study Finds Newsweek
11/20/19 How to lure hungry students? Schools learn from malls Valliant News
11/18/19 School Turns Leftover Cafeteria Food Into Frozen, Take-Home Meals To Give To Students In Need Apost
11/18/19 Let the kids eat their free lunches while we sort this problem out Star Tribune
11/18/19 School lunch shouldn't come with a side of shame Star Tribune
11/12/19 Dealing with ‘lunch shaming’ with Oakland Schools’ Lori Adkins Food Management One-on-One Podcast
10/30/19 The State of Childhood Obesity The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
10/30/19 School lunches have become more nutritious despite challenges, a look at eight elementary schools shows The Washington Post
10/29/19 'Sitting in class hungry': Schools wary of Trump plan to end free school lunches for some USA Today
10/29/19 Sanders and Omar Unveil Sweeping Legislation to Provide Universal School Meals to Children Rep. Omar News Release
10/25/19 Report: Afterschool Nutrition Program shows significant expansion, but needs more funding Education Dive
10/24/19 Our hidden infrastructure crisis: School cafeterias The Hill
10/24/19 How Students Would Improve Their School Lunch Experience NPR MindShift
10/22/19 Physical Activity During Lessons Can Boost Learning Psych Central
10/18/19 Why 20-Minute Lunch Periods Aren't Good for Students Education Week
10/18/19 Nearly 5 Million American Kids Are Obese, New Study Finds HealthDay
10/18/19 Universal free lunch is linked to better test scores, new report finds Chalkbeat
10/18/19 Trump Administration Delays Cuts to Food Stamps and School Meals The New York Times
10/18/19 Farm to table comes to elementary school KOTA-TV
10/18/19 5 Strategies to Stop the School Lunch Time Crunch Education Week
10/18/19 5 reasons to encourage your child to eat school lunch Coronado Eagle-Journal
10/16/19 USDA Recognizes Hard-Working School Meals Professionals, Empowers Them to Do Right in School Lunchrooms USDA
10/16/19 National School Lunch Week: Free and Reduced lunch makes all the difference for students WZDX-TV
10/10/19 Study: Students Aren’t Getting Enough Time To Eat Lunch CBS Philly
10/2/19 Children are counting on Congress to save their school meal programs The Hill
9/25/19 Parents outraged by viral photo of student's 'pathetic' school lunch The Today Show
9/25/19 School lunch in this district costs $3.85. It's a healthful bargain. Austin360
9/25/19 What Happened To School Lunch 'Hour'? Today, It Clocks In Closer To 20 Minutes Wisconsin Public Radio
9/25/19 Debate grows over chocolate milk in schools: Many fear a ban would hurt kids' health, economy WHAM-TV
9/25/19 A new 'report card' on America's diet: It's not an 'F' but... CNN
9/25/19 Current obesity rates linked to dietary habits from decades ago; What consumers eat as children can predict how their diet will develop as adults Consumer Affairs
9/19/19 In La Crosse school gardens, future teachers see chance to grow LaCrosse Tribune
9/19/19 INTERVIEW-From fine dining to $1 school lunches - the top chef trying to change how Americans eat Thomson Reuters Foundation
9/17/19 Ag students harvest their own lunch Kenosha News

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