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8/27/18 Middle School English teacher brainstorms ways to incorporate movement into classes MiddleWeb
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
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
12/20/18 A seasonal reminder: Winter break doesn’t equate to celebration and relaxation for all students MinnPost
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
11/27/18 College of Public Health builds healthy eating habits in rural schools The Daily Iowan
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
6/12/18 Female teens, young women get less exercise than male counterparts NPR
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)
10/12/18 Hospital's Fitness and Nutrition in Schools Program puts greenhouses in schools Ocala Star Banner
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
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
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)
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
8/14/18 NY to Invest $1.5M in 'Farm-to-School' Lunch Programs US News
10/25/18 Obesity a Painful Reality for 1 in 6 U.S. Youths Health Day
2/6/19 Obesity-related cancers on the rise among young adults, study finds MinnPost
10/12/18 Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools to celebrate 'National School Lunch Week' Prior Lake American
1/17/19 Raising intuitive eaters Food & Nutrition blog
12/6/18 Responding to the Needs of Local Schools, USDA Publishes School Meals Final Rule USDA
12/12/18 School cafeterias continue to serve students on snow days WDBJ-TV
1/21/19 School districts, food banks ready to help furloughed federal workers Kitsap Sun
8/27/18 School Food Purchases Are Moving The Needle For The Local Food Movement Forbes.com
9/12/18 School fundraisers could face new limites under federal rules CBS Sacramento
7/16/18 School lunches inspire hunt for no-blend smoothies, pea butter at ANC 2018 Las Vegas Review Journal
1/2/19 School Nutrition Programs May Slow Weight Gain in Teens Psych Central
11/27/18 School provides hot lunch on snow day Capital Journal
12/11/18 SD school district opens donation option on lunch platform Newscenter 1 Rapid City
1/25/19 Shutdown Day 32: School Districts Step Up to Help Students and Families Education Week
1/28/19 Shutdown resolution averts school lunch crisis US News
9/6/18 SNA Survey Reveals Innovative Efforts to Boost Consumption, Curb Waste in School Cafeterias School Nutrition Association

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