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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
3/12/20 One district offers free meals to students during coronavirus closures ABC10.com
6/3/19 A look at the benefits of universal school meals Addison County Independent
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
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
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
9/7/18 New research reveals how to get kids to eat their food BHG.com (Australia)
9/12/18 Bismarck Public School brings fresh, locally produced veggies into schools Bismarck Tribune
6/25/20 Food Inequality Crisis Deepens in U.S. Under Pandemic’s Pressure Bloomberg
11/27/18 School provides hot lunch on snow day Capital Journal
10/12/20 Millions of students struggle with hunger CBS News
10/14/20 Distance learning leaves officials struggling with how to feed students CBS News
10/10/19 Study: Students Aren’t Getting Enough Time To Eat Lunch CBS Philly
9/12/18 School fundraisers could face new limites under federal rules CBS Sacramento
9/19/18 A benefit of free lunch for all: fewer students get repeatedly suspended, new study suggests Chalkbeat
10/18/19 Universal free lunch is linked to better test scores, new report finds Chalkbeat
1/21/20 USDA tries to relax nutrition guidelines for school meals Chicago Tribune
5/11/20 Madison County Schools delivering four times as many meals to students since March Citizen Times
5/21/19 Can We Stop Kids From Being Shamed Over School Lunch Debt? Civil Eats
9/12/19 What Have the Last 10 Years of School Food Policy Taught Us? Civil Eats
3/7/20 Coronavirus is Closing Schools. Here’s What it Means for Millions of Kids Who Rely on School Meals. Civil Eats
3/28/20 As Rural Schools Close, Some Hungry Kids to Get a Box of Processed Food Civil Eats
4/1/19 April news and updates from CKC Good Food CKC Good Food
2/3/20 CKC News: Remembering Caravan Serai CKC Good Food
3/13/19 New York public schools to have 'Meatless Mondays' starting this fall CNN
9/25/19 A new 'report card' on America's diet: It's not an 'F' but... CNN
12/18/19 This 5-year-old paid off the lunch balances for 123 students by selling cocoa and cookies CNN
3/2/20 How US schools are preparing for the coronavirus CNN
3/14/20 With coronavirus closing schools, here's how you can help food insecure children CNN
8/26/20 Millions of children threatened by hunger need Congress to come together CNN
9/20/20 4 things our nation should do to feed hungry students so they can learn CNN Opinion
2/5/19 Thompson, Peterson Introduce Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act of 2019 Congressman Thompson Press Release
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
9/25/19 Current obesity rates linked to dietary habits from decades ago; What consumers eat as children can predict how their diet will develop as adults Consumer Affairs
10/18/19 5 reasons to encourage your child to eat school lunch Coronado Eagle-Journal
1/28/20 Pilot program to track how food security affects education Crain's Detroit Business
12/25/18 This is what the USDA will and will not do during a government shutdown Des Moines Register
11/15/18 Minnesota district receives more food and supplies for significantly less effort District Administration
11/23/18 A financial feast for K12 schools; How districts can save money and boost nutrition through cooperative purchasing District Administration
3/12/19 School lunch nutrition finds new flavors District Administration
10/25/20 How schools can build physical activity into classroom instruction District Administration
5/21/20 Health Experts Say Schools Can Reopen in the Fall — But With Some Big Changes EdSurge
9/16/20 What Should Recess — and Play — Look Like in a Socially Distanced World? EdSurge
3/19/19 Success with Meatless Mondays depends on staff training, 'well-prepared' recipes Education Dive

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