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1/14/22 Former NFL lineman now cooks at his kids' school cafeteria The Washington Post
1/14/22 School cafeterias still struggling to find some menu items with supply chain delays Fremont News-Messenger
1/12/22 Lawmaker proposes nationwide after-school meal program The News-Times (Danbury, Conn.)
1/11/22 SNA publishes 2022 Position Paper School Nutrition Association
1/11/22 SNA: Make free school meals permanent FoodService Director
1/10/22 Omicron, snowstorms, supply chain issues impact grocery stores, school lunch menus WSET-TV
1/7/22 USDA announces 25 cent/lunch increase in school meal reimbursements Food Management
1/7/22 School meal programs affected by supply chain woes KTRE-TV
1/4/22 Supply chain issues hamper schools' milk deliveries Pioneer Press
1/3/22 Massachusetts considers adopting universal school meals Boston Herald
1/3/22 School nutrition pros on overcoming challenges Chalkbeat/Detroit
12/21/21 High school adopts flexible lunch period WTMJ-TV
12/20/21 Students receive extra food for holiday bank WTIC-TV
12/18/21 Supply chain making serving items, not food, scarce at schools The Daily News
12/17/21 How one school nutrition professional is building community on Instagram Foodservice Director
12/17/21 USDA announces $1.5 billion to aid schools rocked by inflation, supply chain disruptions Washington Post
12/16/21 State looks to farmers to fill supply chain gap in school cafeterias UpNorthNews
12/13/21 SNA survey: School food programs face financial worries K-12 Dive
12/9/21 Continued federal flexibility sought for school meals Chalkbeat/Colorado
12/9/21 Shortages, higher prices affect school foodservices WSET-TV
12/9/21 School lunch providers say that, even with pandemic challenges, they’re not giving up on healthy food 19th News
12/8/21 SNA president-elect: "The frustration is real" Chalkbeat/Detroit
12/7/21 Meal-ingredient costs increase in district Turlock Journal
12/7/21 School nutrition manager talks supply chain issues FoodService Director
12/6/21 District starts food truck service KMVT-TV
12/5/21 School nutrition pro's decades-old cookbook reprinted CNN
11/29/21 School districts' decision to opt out of free lunch programs shuts them out of other services Politico
11/29/21 Fewer free meal sign-ups affect district's funding KSNF-TV
11/28/21 School nutrition staff juggles menu changes MetroWest Daily News
11/24/21 School celebrates Thanksgiving traditions The Columbus Dispatch
11/24/21 School nutrition pros maintain scratch-made meals The Washington Post
11/23/21 Federal program buys daily lunch for school district Explore Big Sky
11/22/21 District distributes food boxes for holiday KOVR-TV
11/20/21 Schools remain nimble, change planned menus Black Hills Pioneer
11/15/21 Report: Limit added sugars in school meals K-12 Dive
11/14/21 Hot dog tortillas and bagged salads: School lunches take on new look USA Today
11/12/21 Cafeteria worker shortage? Try culinary arts students Food Management
11/8/21 District repurposes items amid supply challenges WNYT-TV
11/7/21 Lunch Crunch: Supply chain issues, labor shortages lead to school lunch disruptions Daily Journal
11/5/21 School meal items in short supply Concord Monitor
11/4/21 Parents advised about possible school menu changes WRDW-TV
11/1/21 Your public school kid's lunch might be served on a pizza slice box. Here's why NPR
11/1/21 School meals programming trying to take steps forward while staying afloat Post Independent
10/29/21 Schools go to "great lengths" to serve healthy meals CNN
10/27/21 School nutrition programs make menu changes The Free Press (Mankato, MN)
10/27/21 Schools serve more local food amid shortages WGCL-TV (Atlanta)
10/21/21 Schools turn to retailers amid supply chain issues Fortune
10/21/21 Serving school meals becoming difficult nationwide CNBC
10/20/21 Opinion: School meals provide nourishment, community The Courier Journal (Louisville, KY)
10/19/21 Students help make choices on school food KLTV-TV


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