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12/29/20 Schools lunch program adapts to changing education schedules Foxboro Reporter
2/8/21 Schools plan for potential of remote learning into the fall AP News
3/24/20 Schools Race To Feed Students Amid Coronavirus Closures NPR
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
3/4/19 Schools roll out mobile breakfasts for teens The Mountaineer
8/25/20 Schools Sound the Alarm as Key COVID-19 Meal Waiver Is Set to Expire Education Week
4/16/20 Schools struggle to safely get free meals to needy students Washington Post
4/20/20 Schools Transform Into ‘Relief’ Kitchens, but Federal Aid Fails to Keep Up New York Times
12/11/18 SD school district opens donation option on lunch platform Newscenter 1 Rapid City
3/11/20 Secretary Perdue Announces Proactive Flexibilities to Feed Children When Schools Close USDA Food and Nutrition Service
3/13/20 Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Address to the Nation Regarding COVID-19 USDA Food and Nutrition Service
4/4/19 Several states sue USDA over relaxed school lunch standards Fox 9 News Twin Cities
3/12/20 Shut Down by Coronavirus, Schools Scramble to Feed Students Education Week
1/25/19 Shutdown Day 32: School Districts Step Up to Help Students and Families Education Week
1/28/19 Shutdown resolution averts school lunch crisis US News
7/14/20 SNA Calls for Summer Meals Program Waivers for SY 2020-21 School Nutrition Association
4/16/20 SNA Publishes Research Report on the Impact of COVID-19 on the School Nutrition Industry School Nutrition Association
1/22/21 SNA Releases 2021 Position Paper School Nutrition Association
4/4/19 SNA Responds to School Meal Flexibilities Complaints School Nutrition Association
10/15/20 SNA Survey Finds School Meal Programs' Financial Losses Mount 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
12/22/20 SNA Welcomes School Meal Program Relief Funds School Nutrition Association
7/8/19 SNA’s Annual National Conference to Serve Up Healthy School Meal Solutions School Nutrition Association
2/5/19 Snow days can mean no food for many students. One county in Kentucky solves that. Lexington Herald-Leader
3/26/19 Soda taxes, ad limits, better labels: Doctors want to limit sugary drinks for kids, teens USA Today
2/26/21 Stanly County Schools to provide meal bundles during Spring Break Stanly News and Press
7/7/20 Stark racial disparities emerge as families struggle to get enough food Politico
6/5/19 State of Obesity School Meals and Snacks The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
3/13/20 States Begin Widespread School Closures To Fight Coronavirus NPR
12/23/20 Stimulus bill includes funds to offset child nutrition program losses Food Management
10/19/20 Stretching your budget with USDA Foods School Nutrition Magazine
2/6/20 Students do better when they have time to eat and play Anchorage Daily News
11/8/18 Students lunch with veterans The Vindicator
3/17/20 Students to pick up 1-week supply of meals at bus stop each week of school closure Fox 9
11/22/19 Students Who Eat Breakfast Perform Better on Standardized Tests, Study Finds Newsweek
9/23/20 Study estimates 1.15 billion school meals missed last spring Food Management
2/25/20 Study finds healthiness of school meals improved with the implementation of Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act regulations Food Management
5/1/19 Study Shows Children More Likely To Face Hunger Than Overall Population Across America Feeding America via PR Newswire and Yahoo
6/18/19 Study: Children More Likely To Gain Weight During Summer Months WLNY-TV
7/7/20 Study: Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act led to significant decline in childhood obesity among children living in poverty Food Management
10/25/20 Study: Participation in afterschool nutrition programs was rising before pandemic Fern's Ag Insider
10/10/19 Study: Students Aren’t Getting Enough Time To Eat Lunch CBS Philly
3/19/19 Success with Meatless Mondays depends on staff training, 'well-prepared' recipes Education Dive
7/10/19 Successful Approaches to Reduce Sodium in School Meals Study USDA
7/17/18 Summer feeding programs can help prime kids for a successful school year — and life Kansas City Star
6/19/19 Summer Food Service Program 2019 Infographic USDA
12/31/20 Summer Food Service Program; 2021 Reimbursement Rates Federal Register
6/12/18 Summer meal programs can feed more students KMTV-TV (Omaha)
12/13/18 Teachers deliver food to students on snow days WCYB-TV

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