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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
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
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
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
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
1/3/22 Massachusetts considers adopting universal school meals 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
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
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
10/4/21 Schools struggle to feed students amid supply chain issues CBS News
5/24/22 Inflation hits the lunch line: How higher costs and supply chain issues are affecting school lunches 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
1/25/21 Minnesota middle school awarded $10,000 grant for new breakfast program CCX Media
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
12/21/20 The wait is nearly over: Congress set to provide over $50 billion for public schools ChalkBeat
4/28/21 4 ways Biden’s American Families Plan would matter for schools and children Chalkbeat
6/2/21 NYC schools served 96 million fewer meals to children amid the pandemic, new data show Chalkbeat


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