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5/29/18 MN Food Resources for Kids When School's Out Public News Service
6/11/18 Gourmet on a budget: Chefs throw down their best $1.25 school lunch ideas The Day (New London, CT)
6/11/18 Want to Build a Better Recess? Researchers Have a Framework for You Education Week blog
6/12/18 Summer meal programs can feed more students KMTV-TV (Omaha)
6/12/18 Female teens, young women get less exercise than male counterparts NPR
7/16/18 School lunches inspire hunt for no-blend smoothies, pea butter at ANC 2018 Las Vegas Review Journal
7/17/18 Summer feeding programs can help prime kids for a successful school year — and life Kansas City Star
7/24/18 30 million children rely on free school lunch. Where do they eat when school’s out? New Food Economy
8/14/18 NY to Invest $1.5M in 'Farm-to-School' Lunch Programs US News
8/23/18 Why Kids Shouldn't Sit Still in Class The New York Times
8/23/18 How Physical Fitness May Promote School Success The New York Times
8/23/18 A Before-School Exercise Program May Help Children Thrive The New York Times
8/27/18 Middle School English teacher brainstorms ways to incorporate movement into classes MiddleWeb
8/27/18 School Food Purchases Are Moving The Needle For The Local Food Movement Forbes.com
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
9/7/18 New research reveals how to get kids to eat their food BHG.com (Australia)
9/7/18 A Healthier Generation: Nebraska Thursdays teach kids to make healthy food choices KETV Omaha
9/8/18 The 2018 USDA Food Insecurity Report is Bleak Fast Company
9/11/18 Why physical literacy matters for our students Middle Web
9/12/18 Bismarck Public School brings fresh, locally produced veggies into schools Bismarck Tribune
9/12/18 School fundraisers could face new limites under federal rules CBS Sacramento
9/13/18 Good breakfast equals good grades Voice of America
9/18/18 Are School Health Lessons Harming Kids? Experts say some of what students are taught can lead to disordered eating. US News & World Report
9/19/18 A benefit of free lunch for all: fewer students get repeatedly suspended, new study suggests Chalkbeat
9/21/18 USDA Secretary Working to Empower Local School Leaders and Improve the School Meal Programs USDA FNS
9/21/18 Why Chicago chefs like Matthias Merges are working to make food education as important as reading and math The Chicago Tribune
10/11/18 Composting, Farm-to-Table concepts gain at elementary school recognition Port Orange Observer
10/12/18 Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools to celebrate 'National School Lunch Week' Prior Lake American
10/12/18 It's Farm to School Week for this public school district WXXV-TV
10/12/18 Hospital's Fitness and Nutrition in Schools Program puts greenhouses in schools Ocala Star Banner
10/25/18 Obesity a Painful Reality for 1 in 6 U.S. Youths Health Day
11/8/18 'Talking Bananas' spread positive messages at Virginia Beach school WEVC-TV
11/8/18 Students lunch with veterans The Vindicator
11/14/18 Zucchini everywhere: School-grown produce teaches students to eat their veggies MPR
11/15/18 At School Lunch, Healthier Options are Overlooked When Juice is Available UConn Today
11/15/18 Minnesota district receives more food and supplies for significantly less effort District Administration
11/16/18 Texas high school is providing holiday cheer for students in need KFDA-TV
11/23/18 A financial feast for K12 schools; How districts can save money and boost nutrition through cooperative purchasing District Administration
11/27/18 College of Public Health builds healthy eating habits in rural schools The Daily Iowan
11/27/18 U.S. officials say tainted romaine lettuce appears to be from California Reuters
11/27/18 School provides hot lunch on snow day Capital Journal
12/6/18 Responding to the Needs of Local Schools, USDA Publishes School Meals Final Rule USDA
12/11/18 Despite rollback, many Central Texas schools keep healthy lunches KXAN-TV Austin
12/11/18 SD school district opens donation option on lunch platform Newscenter 1 Rapid City
12/12/18 School cafeterias continue to serve students on snow days WDBJ-TV
12/13/18 Teachers deliver food to students on snow days WCYB-TV
12/14/18 Trump Administration Further Relaxes School Lunch Rules EdWeek Blog
12/17/18 ‘Flexibility’ in school meal standards could imperil child health The Hill
12/19/18 Nutrition programs in schools found to reduce obesity; The study focuses on programs that were rolled out in several middle schools Consumer Affairs

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