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3/23/20 Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide Serious Eats
3/20/20 Relief Grants Available to School Food Authorities No Kid Hungry
3/18/20 USDA Working with Private Sector in Response to COVID-19 USDA Food and Nutrition Service
3/18/20 USDA Extends Comment Period on Proposed School and Summer Meal Reforms USDA Food and Nutrition Service
3/17/20 Students to pick up 1-week supply of meals at bus stop each week of school closure Fox 9
3/14/20 With coronavirus closing schools, here's how you can help food insecure children CNN
3/13/20 School meal assistance proposals in House coronavirus response act Education Dive
3/13/20 Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Address to the Nation Regarding COVID-19 USDA Food and Nutrition Service
3/13/20 Minnesota schools advised to stay in session Star Tribune
3/13/20 Coronavirus-relief bill aims to expand free school lunch program ABC News
3/13/20 States Begin Widespread School Closures To Fight Coronavirus NPR
3/12/20 Utah prepares to keep providing meals to students in need if coronavirus causes school closures The Salt Lake Tribune
3/12/20 One district offers free meals to students during coronavirus closures ABC10.com
3/12/20 Coronavirus Resources: Teaching, Learning and Thinking Critically New York Times
3/12/20 Shut Down by Coronavirus, Schools Scramble to Feed Students Education Week
3/11/20 Secretary Perdue Announces Proactive Flexibilities to Feed Children When Schools Close USDA Food and Nutrition Service
3/11/20 How to talk to kids about the novel coronavirus The Seattle Times
3/10/20 One district ends buffet-style meals, salad bars as coronavirus precaution Mass Live
3/9/20 Children consume more calories from post-game snacks than they burn playing sports Healio
3/7/20 Coronavirus is Closing Schools. Here’s What it Means for Millions of Kids Who Rely on School Meals. Civil Eats
3/4/20 Kids take in more calories from post-game snacks than they burn during their sports games, study finds Minn Post
3/2/20 Eat.Move.Connect. Tip: March is National Nutrition Month Hutchinson Leader
3/2/20 How US schools are preparing for the coronavirus CNN
2/25/20 Study finds healthiness of school meals improved with the implementation of Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act regulations Food Management
2/25/20 School lunch overhaul led to healthier meals for U.S. kids Reuters Health
2/24/20 Both moms and dads need to model healthy eating, researchers say Minn Post
2/22/20 Food Fight: How 2 Trump Proposals Could Bite Into School Lunch NPR
2/19/20 Food Research & Action Center School Breakfast Scorecard shows school breakfast participation up slightly overall, but flat among low-income students Food Management
2/17/20 Booker, Cornyn introduce bill to fund school nutrition programs The Hill
2/17/20 DeRusha Eats: School Lunches At Prior Lake-Savage Schools WCCO CBS Minnesota
2/15/20 FRAC report finds 12.4M students received free and reduced-price breakfasts last year Education Dive
2/10/20 New Report Shows Breakfast After the Bell Can Significantly Reduce Chronic Absenteeism No Kid Hungry
2/10/20 Why Are You Still Packing Lunch for Your Kids? New York Times
2/10/20 Proposed Rule to Roll Back Nutrition Standards Will Jeopardize Children’s Health and Nutrition Food Research and Action Council
2/6/20 Students do better when they have time to eat and play Anchorage Daily News
2/4/20 Reimagining School Cafeterias with FoodCorps - Podcast Food Management
2/3/20 CKC News: Remembering Caravan Serai CKC Good Food
1/30/20 Report finds Americans are avoiding exercise and eating less healthy at a younger age UPI
1/30/20 US government basically declares war on millions of school children The Hill
1/28/20 Pilot program to track how food security affects education Crain's Detroit Business
1/27/20 School Lunch Nutrition Becomes Political Orlando Sentinel
1/27/20 Child nutrition advocates speak out about proposed USDA changes to school meals Food Management
1/23/20 K-12 operators react to USDA’s proposed changes to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs Foodservice Director
1/23/20 The Trump Administration’s Continued Attack On The Nutrition Safety Net: At What Cost? Health Affairs
1/22/20 Advocates Blast Trump Administration’s Proposal To Loosen Obama-Era School Lunch Nutrition Rules Kaiser Health News
1/21/20 USDA tries to relax nutrition guidelines for school meals Chicago Tribune
1/20/20 Bill Aims To Have More Students Eating School Breakfasts WBZ-TV
1/20/20 USDA Announces School and Summer Meals Reforms USDA
1/20/20 Notice to Stakeholders: USDA Sets the Record Straight on Proposed School Meals Flexibilities USDA
1/20/20 More Pizza And Fries? USDA Proposes To 'Simplify' Obama-Era School Lunch Rules WUSF-FM

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