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12/9/21 School lunch providers say that, even with pandemic challenges, they’re not giving up on healthy food 19th News
11/18/22 More states consider universal free school lunch after federal assistance ends ABC 15 Arizona
6/20/19 Bill introduced to end student lunch debt shaming ABC News
3/13/20 Coronavirus-relief bill aims to expand free school lunch program ABC News
3/15/22 Families brace for possible end of universal free school meals ABC News
8/20/22 School meal programs anticipate challenges ABC News
3/12/20 One district offers free meals to students during coronavirus closures
6/3/19 A look at the benefits of universal school meals Addison County Independent
7/13/22 Miffed over navy bean recipe, students take on federal school lunch program Agweek
1/26/23 New Mexico lawmakers eat school lunch before considering universal meals Albuquerque Journal
11/11/20 School Closures During COVID-19: Opportunitiesfor Innovation in Meal Service American Journal of Public Health
2/6/20 Students do better when they have time to eat and play Anchorage Daily News
5/11/20 Nearly 1 in 5 US kids are obese, according to latest data AP News
2/8/21 Schools plan for potential of remote learning into the fall AP News
4/1/21 US hunger crisis persists, especially for kids, older adults AP News
1/24/23 No more nuggets? School lunch goes farm-to-table — for some AP News
3/11/23 ‘It’s hard to focus’: Schools say American kids are hungry AP News
3/28/23 Food for thought: Free meals for all New Mexico students AP News
8/25/23 Schoolkids in 8 states can now eat free school meals, advocates urge Congress for nationwide policy AP News
11/18/19 School Turns Leftover Cafeteria Food Into Frozen, Take-Home Meals To Give To Students In Need Apost
5/19/19 Oregon OKs largest expansion of federal free lunch program Associated Press
8/15/19 What’s on school menus this fall? Trade mitigation Associated Press
12/6/20 Cut off: School closings leave rural students isolated Associated Press
9/10/19 Schools find healthy meals that kids actually eat Atlanta Journal Constitution
9/25/19 School lunch in this district costs $3.85. It's a healthful bargain. Austin360
4/1/19 High School clubs start food pantry to help hungry peers Baraboo News Republic
4/8/22 Schools in Illinois may offer vegetarian, vegan meals Belleville News-Democrat
6/1/22 Vermont funds statewide universal school meal program Bennington Banner
8/16/21 Parents, students push for outdoor plan for school lunch time Bethesda Magazine
9/7/18 New research reveals how to get kids to eat their food (Australia)
9/12/18 Bismarck Public School brings fresh, locally produced veggies into schools Bismarck Tribune
1/21/21 5 Steps Schools Are Taking to Help Feed Children During the Pandemic Bismarck Tribune
11/20/21 Schools remain nimble, change planned menus Black Hills Pioneer
6/25/20 Food Inequality Crisis Deepens in U.S. Under Pandemic’s Pressure Bloomberg
9/24/21 Schools need nutrition flexibility amid supply issues Bloomberg
2/11/22 Kids who get sick from Covid are also missing out on school lunches Bloomberg
6/6/22 Hunger 'cliff' looms as pandemic school lunch aid is running out Bloomberg Law
8/1/23 USDA raises income requirements for free and reduced school lunch programs to keep up with inflation Boise State Public Radio (Idaho)
6/7/22 For millions of students, a school lunch crisis might be impending Bon Appetit
7/19/22 Massachusetts budget extends free school meal program Boston Globe
6/6/23 There’s kelp on the school lunch menu, and it’s more popular than you’d think Boston Globe
1/3/22 Massachusetts considers adopting universal school meals Boston Herald
1/26/23 Massachusetts state legislators look to make free school meals permanent Boston Herald
9/14/23 Universal free school meals keeping Massachusetts students more awake during class Boston Herald
2/15/21 Universal school meals are the best response to food insecurity Brattleboro Reformer
11/23/20 Hungry at Thanksgiving: A Fall 2020 update on food insecurity in the U.S. Brookings Institute
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
8/14/23 How 8 US states pay for free lunch for public school students Business Insider
1/26/21 Here's what happened when COVID-19 forced a school's entire cafeteria staff into quarantine Canton Rep
11/27/18 School provides hot lunch on snow day Capital Journal


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