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10/19/20 Stretching your budget with USDA Foods School Nutrition Magazine
10/19/20 Please, take the meals. Tips for explaining the complexities of school nutrition funding to parents. School Nutrition Magazine
10/15/20 SNA Survey Finds School Meal Programs' Financial Losses Mount School Nutrition Association
10/14/20 Distance learning leaves officials struggling with how to feed students CBS News
10/14/20 School cafeteria debt dropped dramatically in recent months Daily Times Chronicle
10/12/20 Millions of students struggle with hunger CBS News
10/9/20 Trump Administration Extends Free Meals for Kids for Entire School Year USDA
10/8/20 New study finds link between food insecurity, unengaged distance learners KSAT-TV
10/6/20 One On One: School Nutrition Association’s president on turning foodservice heroes into advocates Food Management
10/6/20 Congress Averts Government Shutdown, Makes it Easier for Schools to Feed Hungry Kids Education Week
10/5/20 Regional, local schools finding healthy, local options for lunch programs Mankato Free Press
10/1/20 Schools Tackle COVID-19; SNA President shares how K-12 programs are holding up. Foodservice Equipment Reports
10/1/20 Arkansas district purchases food truck to expand services to its students KTVE/KARD
10/1/20 Asheville City Schools open up additional drive-thru meal sites WLOS-TV
10/1/20 Texas schools seeing steep declines in number of students getting free meals The Texas Tribune
10/1/20 Schools revamp meal programs during COVID-19 to curb childhood hunger, with potential to fix long-term problems New Mexico in Depth
10/1/20 The Longest Summer; Childhood Hunger in the Wake of Coronavirus No Kid Hungry
9/24/20 How to Tame Your Snack Monster New York Times
9/24/20 District trades breakfasts and lunches for grocery bags Food Management
9/23/20 Study estimates 1.15 billion school meals missed last spring Food Management
9/20/20 4 things our nation should do to feed hungry students so they can learn CNN Opinion
9/20/20 Clarification on NSLP-SBP Meal Pattern Rules for SY 2020-21 School Nutrition Association
9/16/20 What Should Recess — and Play — Look Like in a Socially Distanced World? EdSurge
9/15/20 One On One With: Feeding K-12 students during the school year Food Management
9/9/20 Wisconsin district takes extra safety measures during lunchtime WMTV
9/9/20 'Children Are Going Hungry': Why Schools Are Struggling To Feed Students National Public Radio
9/7/20 After backlash, USDA agrees to extend free-meal program for children Washington Post
9/7/20 'It’s a little nerve-wracking': Lunchtime for students looks different amid COVID-19 Indianapolis Star
9/6/20 Commentary: We need healthy school lunches in the era of COVID-19 The Chicago Tribune
9/1/20 USDA extends summer meal flexibilities to feed kids, eases burden on school districts Food Management
8/31/20 USDA Extends Free Meals for Kids Through December 31, 2020 USDA
8/26/20 USDA set to pull plug on school meal flexibilities at start of school year Food Management
8/26/20 Millions of children threatened by hunger need Congress to come together CNN
8/25/20 Restorative circles, online wellness rooms and grief training: How schools are preparing for the Covid mental health crisis The Hechinger Report
8/25/20 Schools Sound the Alarm as Key COVID-19 Meal Waiver Is Set to Expire Education Week
8/17/20 Fall K-12 menu options lean on individually wrapped grab and go Food Management
8/17/20 Planning on lunch in the classroom? Directors say you’ll have to limit your menu Food Management
8/6/20 Kids' mental health can struggle during online school. Here's how teachers are planning ahead. USA Today
8/6/20 How to Help Students Get Used to Masks Edutopia
7/30/20 What Back to School Might Look Like in the Age of Covid-19 New York Times
7/29/20 School lunch program changes improved children's diets UPI
7/28/20 School Nutrition Foundation Help Feed School Kids Now COVID-19 Summer Feeding Grant Application School Nutrition Foundation
7/27/20 Planning on lunch in the classroom? Directors say you’ll have to limit your menu Food Management
7/24/20 ‘It's insane’: Millions of kids could lose access to free meals if this program expires Politico
7/24/20 In Reversal, Trump Says Schools In Coronavirus Hot Spots Should Delay Reopening National Public Radio
7/18/20 To Help Recover From COVID-19, We Need Universal Free School Meals Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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
7/16/20 Mpls Public Schools extends free meals program; St. Paul Public Schools hits milestone with 5 million meals served KARE 11
7/14/20 SNA Calls for Summer Meals Program Waivers for SY 2020-21 School Nutrition Association
7/7/20 Stark racial disparities emerge as families struggle to get enough food Politico

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