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8/27/18 Middle School English teacher brainstorms ways to incorporate movement into classes MiddleWeb
4/5/19 'Second Chance Breakfast' gives students a boost Star Tribune
11/8/18 'Talking Bananas' spread positive messages at Virginia Beach school WEVC-TV
12/17/18 ‘Flexibility’ in school meal standards could imperil child health The Hill
2/28/19 ‘Worldly cuisine’: Roseville schools to serve more diverse lunches MinnPost
7/24/18 30 million children rely on free school lunch. Where do they eat when school’s out? New Food Economy
8/23/18 A Before-School Exercise Program May Help Children Thrive The New York Times
9/19/18 A benefit of free lunch for all: fewer students get repeatedly suspended, new study suggests Chalkbeat
11/23/18 A financial feast for K12 schools; How districts can save money and boost nutrition through cooperative purchasing District Administration
9/7/18 A Healthier Generation: Nebraska Thursdays teach kids to make healthy food choices KETV Omaha
3/6/19 A Nevada school district involve community partners to mark #NSBSW19 KLAS-TV
12/20/18 A seasonal reminder: Winter break doesn’t equate to celebration and relaxation for all students MinnPost
2/27/19 AHA: Obesity increases risk for premature heart disease in children Healio.com
4/1/19 April news and updates from CKC Good Food CKC Good Food
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
11/15/18 At School Lunch, Healthier Options are Overlooked When Juice is Available UConn Today
9/12/18 Bismarck Public School brings fresh, locally produced veggies into schools Bismarck Tribune
4/1/19 Breakfast After the Bell will serve up student success MinnPost
11/27/18 College of Public Health builds healthy eating habits in rural schools The Daily Iowan
2/28/19 Commentary: The latest threat to national security? Salty school lunches Madison.com
3/18/19 Community Action Partnership builds on Saint Paul’s diversity to bring nutrition to life Resilience
10/11/18 Composting, Farm-to-Table concepts gain at elementary school recognition Port Orange Observer
12/11/18 Despite rollback, many Central Texas schools keep healthy lunches KXAN-TV Austin
3/19/19 Education officials welcome governor's proposal to fully fund school breakfast Wisconsin Public Radio
6/12/18 Female teens, young women get less exercise than male counterparts NPR
3/12/19 Food for thought: At-risk kids should be eating school breakfasts Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
3/4/19 Free meal program increases productivity and attendance Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch
9/13/18 Good breakfast equals good grades Voice of America
6/11/18 Gourmet on a budget: Chefs throw down their best $1.25 school lunch ideas The Day (New London, CT)
4/1/19 High School clubs start food pantry to help hungry peers Baraboo News Republic
10/12/18 Hospital's Fitness and Nutrition in Schools Program puts greenhouses in schools Ocala Star Banner
3/5/19 How a federal free meal program affected school poverty stats The Hechinger Report
8/23/18 How Physical Fitness May Promote School Success The New York Times
1/14/19 How the shutdown is starting to impact schools EdWeek Blog
3/26/19 How to get kids to try new foods US News & World Report
4/4/19 How to raise vegetable eaters The New York Times
3/27/19 Income Eligibility Guidelines for SY 2019-20 Announced USDA via School Nutrition Association
10/12/18 It's Farm to School Week for this public school district WXXV-TV
12/21/18 Kids Need Play and Recess. Their Mental Health May Depend on It. EdWeek blog
1/17/19 Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet. The Associated Press
4/1/19 Lunch at 9 a.m.? That’s when a lot of schools start serving it to kids. The Washginton Post
2/5/19 Mid-Michigan community feeds children in need during week off school WNEM-TV
11/15/18 Minnesota district receives more food and supplies for significantly less effort District Administration
1/15/19 Minnesota lawmakers grapple with filling gaps during shutdown Star Tribune
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
2/5/19 Most U.S. kids not meeting sleep, exercise and screen time targets Reuters
12/20/18 New program in WI teaches kids about nutrition and culinary education WEAU-TV
9/7/18 New research reveals how to get kids to eat their food BHG.com (Australia)
3/13/19 New York public schools to have 'Meatless Mondays' starting this fall CNN

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