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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
5/30/19 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
6/3/19 A look at the benefits of universal school meals Addison County Independent
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
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
6/25/19 Baby calf naming contest doubles school breakfast participation Food Management
6/20/19 Bill introduced to end student lunch debt shaming ABC News
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
7/18/19 Can Ramen, Fish Nuggets And Flavor Stations Teach Kids To Love School Lunch? St. Louis Public Radio
5/21/19 Can We Stop Kids From Being Shamed Over School Lunch Debt? Civil Eats
7/10/19 Child Nutrition Reporting Burden Analysis Study USDA
5/29/19 CO schools to deliver summer meals in buses with student-created themes KUSA-TV
11/27/18 College of Public Health builds healthy eating habits in rural schools The Daily Iowan
4/23/19 Colo. looks to waive reduced-priced lunch fee for eligible high schoolers Foodservice Director
2/28/19 Commentary: The latest threat to national security? Salty school lunches
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
7/9/19 District finds success with family-style meal service Food Management
6/16/19 District solves challenge of new hour-long lunch Food Management
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)
4/30/19 HHFKA had significant nutrition impact on school meals Food Management
4/1/19 High School clubs start food pantry to help hungry peers Baraboo News Republic
6/6/19 High school’s breakfast sales skyrocket with after-the-bell kiosks Food Management
10/12/18 Hospital's Fitness and Nutrition in Schools Program puts greenhouses in schools Ocala Star Banner
7/18/19 Hot and Hungry Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center
3/5/19 How a federal free meal program affected school poverty stats The Hechinger Report
7/16/19 How Logging Morning Miles Helps These Kids Learn to Love School Runners World
5/22/19 How Movement and Exercise Help Kids Learn Mindshift/KQED
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


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