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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
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
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
7/24/20 ‘It's insane’: Millions of kids could lose access to free meals if this program expires Politico
2/28/19 ‘Worldly cuisine’: Roseville schools to serve more diverse lunches MinnPost
5/13/20 10 questions for onsite dining in the post-COVID world Food Management
9/4/19 2019 School Nutrition Trends Report School Nutrition Association
8/15/19 3 Downloads for Your NSLW Playlist School Nutrition Association
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
6/13/20 5 coronavirus things: Child nutrition programs lost $1B in last 10 weeks Food Management
10/18/19 5 reasons to encourage your child to eat school lunch Coronado Eagle-Journal
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 Redbook.com
8/1/19 500,000 children would lose free school meals under Trump plan Star Tribune
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
9/25/19 A new 'report card' on America's diet: It's not an 'F' but... CNN
12/20/18 A seasonal reminder: Winter break doesn’t equate to celebration and relaxation for all students MinnPost
1/22/20 Advocates Blast Trump Administration’s Proposal To Loosen Obama-Era School Lunch Nutrition Rules Kaiser Health News
9/17/19 Ag students harvest their own lunch Kenosha News
2/27/19 AHA: Obesity increases risk for premature heart disease in children Healio.com
5/25/20 Another voice: The kids are not OK Ukiah Daily Journal
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
3/28/20 As Rural Schools Close, Some Hungry Kids to Get a Box of Processed Food Civil Eats
8/31/19 As school starts, officials encourage healthy eating habits The Mercury
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
7/16/20 Beyond School Walls: How Federal, State and Local Entities are Adapting Policies to Ensure Student Access to Healthy Meals During the COVID-19 Pandemic Trust For America's Health
1/20/20 Bill Aims To Have More Students Eating School Breakfasts WBZ-TV
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
8/22/19 Blender bikes spotlight K-12 district’s farm-to-table program Food Management
2/17/20 Booker, Cornyn introduce bill to fund school nutrition programs The Hill
2/24/20 Both moms and dads need to model healthy eating, researchers say Minn Post
4/1/19 Breakfast After the Bell will serve up student success MinnPost
4/6/20 Cafeteria workers need support during the COVID-19 pandemic USA Today
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
12/6/19 CDC: Schools aren't doing enough to teach kids about nutrition UPI
1/27/20 Child nutrition advocates speak out about proposed USDA changes to school meals Food Management
7/10/19 Child Nutrition Reporting Burden Analysis Study USDA

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