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9/23/20 Study estimates 1.15 billion school meals missed last spring Food Management
11/22/19 Students Who Eat Breakfast Perform Better on Standardized Tests, Study Finds Newsweek
3/17/20 Students to pick up 1-week supply of meals at bus stop each week of school closure Fox 9
11/8/18 Students lunch with veterans The Vindicator
2/6/20 Students do better when they have time to eat and play Anchorage Daily News
10/19/20 Stretching your budget with USDA Foods School Nutrition Magazine
12/23/20 Stimulus bill includes funds to offset child nutrition program losses Food Management
3/13/20 States Begin Widespread School Closures To Fight Coronavirus NPR
6/5/19 State of Obesity School Meals and Snacks The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
7/7/20 Stark racial disparities emerge as families struggle to get enough food Politico
2/26/21 Stanly County Schools to provide meal bundles during Spring Break Stanly News and Press
3/31/21 Solving the Carry Out Dilemma of COVID-19 School Nutrition Association
3/26/19 Soda taxes, ad limits, better labels: Doctors want to limit sugary drinks for kids, teens USA Today
2/5/19 Snow days can mean no food for many students. One county in Kentucky solves that. Lexington Herald-Leader
7/8/19 SNA’s Annual National Conference to Serve Up Healthy School Meal Solutions School Nutrition Association
12/22/20 SNA Welcomes School Meal Program Relief Funds School Nutrition Association
9/6/18 SNA Survey Reveals Innovative Efforts to Boost Consumption, Curb Waste in School Cafeterias School Nutrition Association
9/6/18 SNA Survey Reveals Innovative Efforts to Boost Consumption, Curb Waste in School Cafeterias School Nutrition Association
10/15/20 SNA Survey Finds School Meal Programs' Financial Losses Mount School Nutrition Association
4/4/19 SNA Responds to School Meal Flexibilities Complaints School Nutrition Association
1/22/21 SNA Releases 2021 Position Paper School Nutrition Association
4/16/20 SNA Publishes Research Report on the Impact of COVID-19 on the School Nutrition Industry School Nutrition Association
7/14/20 SNA Calls for Summer Meals Program Waivers for SY 2020-21 School Nutrition Association
1/28/19 Shutdown resolution averts school lunch crisis US News
1/25/19 Shutdown Day 32: School Districts Step Up to Help Students and Families Education Week
3/12/20 Shut Down by Coronavirus, Schools Scramble to Feed Students Education Week
4/4/19 Several states sue USDA over relaxed school lunch standards Fox 9 News Twin Cities
3/13/20 Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Address to the Nation Regarding COVID-19 USDA Food and Nutrition Service
3/11/20 Secretary Perdue Announces Proactive Flexibilities to Feed Children When Schools Close USDA Food and Nutrition Service
12/11/18 SD school district opens donation option on lunch platform Newscenter 1 Rapid City
4/20/20 Schools Transform Into ‘Relief’ Kitchens, but Federal Aid Fails to Keep Up New York Times
4/16/20 Schools struggle to safely get free meals to needy students Washington Post
8/25/20 Schools Sound the Alarm as Key COVID-19 Meal Waiver Is Set to Expire Education Week
3/4/19 Schools roll out mobile breakfasts for teens The Mountaineer
10/1/20 Schools revamp meal programs during COVID-19 to curb childhood hunger, with potential to fix long-term problems New Mexico in Depth
3/24/20 Schools Race To Feed Students Amid Coronavirus Closures NPR
2/8/21 Schools plan for potential of remote learning into the fall AP News
12/29/20 Schools lunch program adapts to changing education schedules Foxboro Reporter
12/1/20 Schools find new ways to deliver free lunches during pandemic Marketplace
9/10/19 Schools find healthy meals that kids actually eat Atlanta Journal Constitution
5/24/19 Schools can't bar students from graduation exercises over unpaid lunch debt, Minnesota AG says Star Tribune
12/13/20 Schools as community partners WRAL-TV
11/11/20 Schools Are Struggling to Feed Our Kids—Here's What Parents Can Do to Help Parents
4/4/19 Schools Are Feeding Hungry Students With Meals That Would Have Gone to Waste EdWeek
2/28/19 Schools add healthy, local to the menu -- and some kids eat it up Minnesota Public Radio
8/22/19 School’s produce tasting boosted by spirit of competition Food Management
11/18/19 School Turns Leftover Cafeteria Food Into Frozen, Take-Home Meals To Give To Students In Need Apost
11/27/18 School provides hot lunch on snow day Capital Journal
1/2/19 School Nutrition Programs May Slow Weight Gain in Teens Psych Central
5/11/20 School nutrition programs deal with deficits, shortfalls and an uncertain future Food Management

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Fardos Jama : Minnesota International Middle School