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10/6/23 ‘Stop penalizing hunger’: the push to cancel US school lunch debt The Guardian
4/14/21 California District Sees Fewer Families In Drive-Thru Lunch Program KPIX
8/27/18 Middle School English teacher brainstorms ways to incorporate movement into classes MiddleWeb
10/1/20 Schools Tackle COVID-19; SNA President shares how K-12 programs are holding up. Foodservice Equipment Reports
10/1/20 The Longest Summer; Childhood Hunger in the Wake of Coronavirus No Kid Hungry
4/20/21 USDA Issues Pandemic Flexibilities for Schools and Day Care Facilities through June 2022 USDA
4/6/22 'A crisis point.' Schools are fighting to extend a meal program that keeps millions of kids fed TIME
9/9/20 'Children Are Going Hungry': Why Schools Are Struggling To Feed Students National Public Radio
5/3/22 'Everything is going up' — School kitchens feeling pinch of rising food prices Lincoln Journal Star
2/19/23 'I was blown away': Teacher's viral video on student lunch debt prompts $30K in donations USA Today
5/7/22 'I worry about what happens next year:' Federal waivers that decreased childhood hunger end soon The Chronicle (Ohio)
9/7/20 'It’s a little nerve-wracking': Lunchtime for students looks different amid COVID-19 Indianapolis Star
4/5/19 'Second Chance Breakfast' gives students a boost Star Tribune
10/29/19 'Sitting in class hungry': Schools wary of Trump plan to end free school lunches for some USA Today
11/8/18 'Talking Bananas' spread positive messages at Virginia Beach school WEVC-TV
11/16/22 'They just start crying': Student food insecurity and debt rising across Minnesota MPR News
10/2/23 'They would take away the food': The shame of school lunch debt for one former student Today
1/30/23 'Try it Tuesday' brings healthy food to Minnesota school KARE 11
5/7/20 'We don't know how it will end': Hunger stalks amid virus Star Tribune
12/17/18 ‘Flexibility’ in school meal standards could imperil child health The Hill
8/15/23 ‘Food is the biggest expense’: Mass. families welcome permanent free school meals for students WBUR (Boston)
7/24/20 ‘It's insane’: Millions of kids could lose access to free meals if this program expires Politico
3/11/23 ‘It’s hard to focus’: Schools say American kids are hungry AP News
9/27/22 ‘No child should go hungry during the school day’: Who is still eligible for free school lunches — and how can you apply? MarketWatch
6/1/23 ‘None of the Muslim kids can eat’: Illinois to provide halal and kosher meals to school kids The Guardian
9/26/22 ‘The kids are just happier’: could California’s universal school meal program start a trend? The Guardian
2/28/19 ‘Worldly cuisine’: Roseville schools to serve more diverse lunches MinnPost
9/22/22 “It’s really traumatizing for those kids” MN Senator introduces the ‘No Shame at School Act’ KEYC
1/28/24 $1 million donation set to wipe school lunch debt for 7,000 US students, says report Business Insider
5/13/20 10 questions for onsite dining in the post-COVID world Food Management
4/22/21 14-year study shows school lunches among highest-quality meals in US Good Morning America
11/1/22 2012 nutrition standards change increased fruits and vegetables in school meals DRG News
9/4/19 2019 School Nutrition Trends Report School Nutrition Association
8/9/22 28 groups ask USDA to offer soy milk in schools The Hill
8/15/19 3 Downloads for Your NSLW Playlist School Nutrition Association
4/26/22 3 strategies to address new school nutrition standards eSchool News
2/24/22 3 ways operators are communicating procurement challenges to diners FoodService Director
7/24/18 30 million children rely on free school lunch. Where do they eat when school’s out? New Food Economy
5/30/19 30 million children rely on free school lunch. Where do they eat when school’s out? New Food Economy
9/20/20 4 things our nation should do to feed hungry students so they can learn CNN Opinion
4/28/21 4 ways Biden’s American Families Plan would matter for schools and children Chalkbeat
6/13/20 5 coronavirus things: Child nutrition programs lost $1B in last 10 weeks Food Management
12/3/20 5 mood-boosting foods that may make you happier, according to a dietitian Insider
10/18/19 5 reasons to encourage your child to eat school lunch Coronado Eagle-Journal
1/21/21 5 Steps Schools Are Taking to Help Feed Children During the Pandemic Bismarck Tribune
10/18/19 5 Strategies to Stop the School Lunch Time Crunch Education Week
7/20/19 5 Ways You Can Help Your Community's Kids Eat This Summer
8/1/19 500,000 children would lose free school meals under Trump plan Star Tribune
7/15/21 6,800 schools receive USDA farm-to-school grants Foodservice Director
1/19/21 9 fun new K-12 school lunch menu items kids will devour Food Management


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