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12/20/18 New program in WI teaches kids about nutrition and culinary education WEAU-TV
12/20/18 A seasonal reminder: Winter break doesn’t equate to celebration and relaxation for all students MinnPost
12/21/18 Kids Need Play and Recess. Their Mental Health May Depend on It. EdWeek blog
12/25/18 This is what the USDA will and will not do during a government shutdown Des Moines Register
1/2/19 School Nutrition Programs May Slow Weight Gain in Teens Psych Central
1/8/19 University of Minnesota study links adversity in early life to childhood obesity MinnPost
1/14/19 How the shutdown is starting to impact schools EdWeek Blog
1/15/19 Minnesota lawmakers grapple with filling gaps during shutdown Star Tribune
1/17/19 Raising intuitive eaters Food & Nutrition blog
1/17/19 Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet. The Associated Press
1/21/19 School districts, food banks ready to help furloughed federal workers Kitsap Sun
1/25/19 What an ongoing government shutdown could mean for school lunches NBC2 News
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
2/5/19 Snow days can mean no food for many students. One county in Kentucky solves that. Lexington Herald-Leader
2/5/19 Mid-Michigan community feeds children in need during week off school WNEM-TV
2/5/19 Most U.S. kids not meeting sleep, exercise and screen time targets Reuters
2/5/19 Thompson, Peterson Introduce Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act of 2019 Congressman Thompson Press Release
2/6/19 Obesity-related cancers on the rise among young adults, study finds MinnPost
2/13/19 MN Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Support Farm-to-School Programs Public News Service
2/14/19 Time to eat school lunch affects elementary students' nutrient consumption (PDF) Journal of Child Nutrition & Management
2/22/19 Whole Foods grants $500,000 to provide 150 salad bars to schools The Produce News
2/27/19 AHA: Obesity increases risk for premature heart disease in children Healio.com
2/28/19 Schools add healthy, local to the menu -- and some kids eat it up Minnesota Public Radio
2/28/19 Commentary: The latest threat to national security? Salty school lunches Madison.com
2/28/19 ‘Worldly cuisine’: Roseville schools to serve more diverse lunches MinnPost
3/4/19 Free meal program increases productivity and attendance Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch
3/4/19 Schools roll out mobile breakfasts for teens The Mountaineer
3/5/19 How a federal free meal program affected school poverty stats The Hechinger Report
3/6/19 A Nevada school district involve community partners to mark #NSBSW19 KLAS-TV
3/12/19 Food for thought: At-risk kids should be eating school breakfasts Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
3/12/19 Palates changing in school cafeterias Wicked Local
3/12/19 School lunch nutrition finds new flavors District Administration
3/13/19 New York public schools to have 'Meatless Mondays' starting this fall CNN
3/18/19 Community Action Partnership builds on Saint Paul’s diversity to bring nutrition to life Resilience
3/19/19 Success with Meatless Mondays depends on staff training, 'well-prepared' recipes Education Dive
3/19/19 Principal is school breakfast champion The Roanoke (Va.) Times
3/19/19 Education officials welcome governor's proposal to fully fund school breakfast Wisconsin Public Radio
3/25/19 Why Lunch, Exercise, Sleep, and Air Quality Matter at School EdWeek
3/26/19 How to get kids to try new foods US News & World Report
3/26/19 Soda taxes, ad limits, better labels: Doctors want to limit sugary drinks for kids, teens USA Today
3/26/19 School Breakfast Program: Substitution of Vegetables for Fruit USDA Food & Nutrition Services
3/27/19 Income Eligibility Guidelines for SY 2019-20 Announced USDA via School Nutrition Association
4/1/19 April news and updates from CKC Good Food CKC Good Food
4/1/19 High School clubs start food pantry to help hungry peers Baraboo News Republic
4/1/19 Breakfast After the Bell will serve up student success MinnPost
4/1/19 Lunch at 9 a.m.? That’s when a lot of schools start serving it to kids. The Washginton Post
4/4/19 Several states sue USDA over relaxed school lunch standards Fox 9 News Twin Cities
4/4/19 Trump Administration Sued Over Rollback of School Lunch Standards The New York Times
4/4/19 Schools Are Feeding Hungry Students With Meals That Would Have Gone to Waste EdWeek

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“You’ve all been amazing this week. Thank you for your hard work and time in serving summer meals. To see all the youth going ham on the food is AMAZING!”
Christa DeBoer, Nutrition Program Director : Youthprise