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11/28/22 How one organization is reducing food waste in Rhode Island schools FoodService Director
11/26/22 Feeding students: School districts, organizations push for state funding for universal meals The Daily Gazette (New York)
11/23/22 Survey: Secondary students warming up to school meals K-12 Dive
11/21/22 School district, families navigate school lunch debt KAAL-TV
11/21/22 Something fishy — or not fishy enough? — in school lunches K-12 Dive
11/21/22 Minnesota schools that give alternative meals to students with meal debt are breaking the law, state attorney general says FoodService Director
11/20/22 On social media, universal free school lunch is popular Food and Environment Reporting Network
11/18/22 Supplying lesser school meals is unlawful, Minn. attorney general finds Star Tribune
11/18/22 More states consider universal free school lunch after federal assistance ends ABC 15 Arizona
11/16/22 'They just start crying': Student food insecurity and debt rising across Minnesota MPR News
11/16/22 School district offers students free lunch on Fridays to help ease burden of costs Spectrum News
11/11/22 From lineman to 'lunch man,' former NFL player inspires youth as school cook USA Today
11/11/22 USDA launches School Food System Transformation Challenge FoodService Director
11/10/22 USDA hopes $50M can make school lunch more ‘appetizing,’ ‘appealing’ Fox News
11/9/22 Colorado voters say yes to universal free school meals. Will other states follow? Education Week
11/9/22 Universal free lunch ballot measure passes easily in Colorado NPR
11/8/22 Colorado Proposition FF: Universal free meals to students is close to reality with voters largely in favor The Denver Post
11/8/22 Election results: Tuesday returns favor Colorado Proposition FF, free school meals Chalkbeat/Colorado
11/7/22 Selfless woman pays off overdue school lunch accounts: 'Makes me cry' Newsweek
11/2/22 Inflation hits school lunches as districts cut menu items and raise meal prices The Wall Street Journal
11/1/22 2012 nutrition standards change increased fruits and vegetables in school meals DRG News
11/1/22 Colorado voters to vote on universal free school lunches NPR
10/31/22 Student school meal debt is ballooning in many districts. Here’s why Education Week
10/29/22 Carrots for carrots: States promote buying local for school lunches The 74
10/28/22 Congress urged to expand school meal community eligibility program Food Management
10/26/22 End of nationwide federal free lunch program has some states scrambling NPR
10/20/22 US lawmakers seek soy milk option for schools Louisiana Illuminator
10/18/22 Universal free lunch for Colorado’s public school students? Voters will decide Colorado Public Radio
10/18/22 Federal pilot program providing free school lunches for more kids West Central Tribune (Willmar, Minn.)
10/11/22 White House announces $50 million in foodservice equipment grants for schools Food Management
10/11/22 How can schools measure student poverty beyond free and reduced-price meal data? K-12 Dive
10/9/22 After 2 years of free school lunches, kids now have to choose between going into debt at the cafeteria or not eating at all Business Insider
10/6/22 The next chance to improve school meal access is coming up soon Civil Eats
10/3/22 Students missing out on school meals because of cost Wisconsin Public Radio
10/2/22 School lunch is too costly for a growing number of families. Will a White House pledge help? NBC News
9/27/22 ‘No child should go hungry during the school day’: Who is still eligible for free school lunches — and how can you apply? MarketWatch
9/27/22 White House releases national hunger, nutrition, health strategy proposal Food Management
9/27/22 White House plan seeks free school meals for 9M more students by 2031 K-12 Dive
9/27/22 White House hunger strategy widens free school meals, food stamps Roll Call
9/26/22 ‘The kids are just happier’: could California’s universal school meal program start a trend? The Guardian
9/23/22 Opinion: Time to make free school lunch programs permanent - and open to all Yahoo
9/23/22 USDA launches first phase of new $100M healthy school meals initiative FoodService Director
9/22/22 “It’s really traumatizing for those kids” MN Senator introduces the ‘No Shame at School Act’ KEYC
9/19/22 USDA report: Increased fruit and vegetable purchases followed school nutrition reform The Packer
9/19/22 Universal school lunch bill proposed in PA Times Observer (Pennsylvania)
9/14/22 As supply chain woes persist for school meals, districts get creative Supply Chain Dive
9/14/22 USDA to provide almost $500 million in procurement funding for school nutrition programs FoodService Director
9/12/22 Families scramble for aid as pandemic-era free meal program for students comes to an end PBS
9/10/22 Next stress for many parents: First school lunch bills since 2020 CNN
9/9/22 Pennsylvania to launch universal school breakfast program The Philadelphia Inquirer

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