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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
11/27/18 School provides hot lunch on snow day Capital Journal
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
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
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
1/25/19 Shutdown Day 32: School Districts Step Up to Help Students and Families Education Week
6/11/18 Want to Build a Better Recess? Researchers Have a Framework for You Education Week blog
12/14/18 Trump Administration Further Relaxes School Lunch Rules EdWeek Blog
12/21/18 Kids Need Play and Recess. Their Mental Health May Depend on It. EdWeek blog
1/14/19 How the shutdown is starting to impact schools EdWeek Blog
9/8/18 The 2018 USDA Food Insecurity Report is Bleak Fast Company
1/17/19 Raising intuitive eaters Food & Nutrition blog
8/27/18 School Food Purchases Are Moving The Needle For The Local Food Movement Forbes.com
10/25/18 Obesity a Painful Reality for 1 in 6 U.S. Youths Health Day
2/14/19 Time to eat school lunch affects elementary students' nutrient consumption (PDF) Journal of Child Nutrition & Management
7/17/18 Summer feeding programs can help prime kids for a successful school year — and life Kansas City Star
9/7/18 A Healthier Generation: Nebraska Thursdays teach kids to make healthy food choices KETV Omaha
11/16/18 Texas high school is providing holiday cheer for students in need KFDA-TV
1/21/19 School districts, food banks ready to help furloughed federal workers Kitsap Sun
6/12/18 Summer meal programs can feed more students KMTV-TV (Omaha)
12/11/18 Despite rollback, many Central Texas schools keep healthy lunches KXAN-TV Austin
7/16/18 School lunches inspire hunt for no-blend smoothies, pea butter at ANC 2018 Las Vegas Review Journal
2/5/19 Snow days can mean no food for many students. One county in Kentucky solves that. Lexington Herald-Leader
9/11/18 Why physical literacy matters for our students Middle Web
8/27/18 Middle School English teacher brainstorms ways to incorporate movement into classes MiddleWeb
12/20/18 A seasonal reminder: Winter break doesn’t equate to celebration and relaxation for all students MinnPost
1/8/19 University of Minnesota study links adversity in early life to childhood obesity MinnPost
2/6/19 Obesity-related cancers on the rise among young adults, study finds MinnPost
11/14/18 Zucchini everywhere: School-grown produce teaches students to eat their veggies MPR
1/25/19 What an ongoing government shutdown could mean for school lunches NBC2 News
7/24/18 30 million children rely on free school lunch. Where do they eat when school’s out? New Food Economy
12/11/18 SD school district opens donation option on lunch platform Newscenter 1 Rapid City
6/12/18 Female teens, young women get less exercise than male counterparts NPR
10/12/18 Hospital's Fitness and Nutrition in Schools Program puts greenhouses in schools Ocala Star Banner
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
1/2/19 School Nutrition Programs May Slow Weight Gain in Teens Psych Central
5/29/18 MN Food Resources for Kids When School's Out Public News Service
2/13/19 MN Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Support Farm-to-School Programs Public News Service
11/27/18 U.S. officials say tainted romaine lettuce appears to be from California Reuters
2/5/19 Most U.S. kids not meeting sleep, exercise and screen time targets Reuters
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
1/15/19 Minnesota lawmakers grapple with filling gaps during shutdown Star Tribune
1/17/19 Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet. The Associated Press

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