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12/3/20 A mindfulness expert's tips for helping kids find calm Star Tribune
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
3/22/23 A new federal plan could make free school meals a reality for more students Education Week
4/21/23 A pandemic experiment in universal free school meals gains traction in the states Missouri Independent
4/23/23 A pandemic experiment in universal free school meals gains traction in the states Colorado Newsline
4/24/23 A plastic-free school lunch movement is spreading across the country KCCI News (Des Moines)
12/20/18 A seasonal reminder: Winter break doesn’t equate to celebration and relaxation for all students MinnPost
2/11/23 A teacher plans to pay off every student's meal debt at his school The Washington Post
1/22/20 Advocates Blast Trump Administration’s Proposal To Loosen Obama-Era School Lunch Nutrition Rules Kaiser Health News
12/6/20 Advocates say hunger, food anxiety grow during pandemic The Washington Times
2/4/22 Advocates seek extension of school meal waivers K-12 Dive
10/9/22 After 2 years of free school lunches, kids now have to choose between going into debt at the cafeteria or not eating at all Business Insider
9/7/20 After backlash, USDA agrees to extend free-meal program for children Washington Post
8/23/21 Ag group update State Farm to School policy handbook Civil Eats
9/17/19 Ag students harvest their own lunch Kenosha News
5/30/23 Agriculture appropriations bill includes $31.9B in school nutrition funding FoodService Director
2/27/19 AHA: Obesity increases risk for premature heart disease in children
2/4/21 All North Dakota K-12 public school students could get free meals for two years under bill Inforum
12/12/22 Amid rising hunger, MN sees renewed calls for universal lunches Public News Service
5/10/23 An expansion of free school lunches signed into law in Washington state KXRO News
6/19/22 Analysis: Summer meal participation could decline CNN
7/24/22 Another increase in USDA reimbursements for school meals Food and Environment Reporting Network
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
10/30/20 Are ‘Kidfluencers’ Making Our Kids Fat? New York Times
6/15/22 Are expiring school meal waivers a looming catastrophe? Civil Eats
4/25/23 Are lunch periods too short? Some states want to give kids more time to eat Education Week
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
12/9/20 Arkansas district extends free meal program for a week during winter break KTVE-TV
10/1/20 Arkansas district purchases food truck to expand services to its students KTVE/KARD
2/28/23 As a school district racks up $53K in meal debt, nutrition director believes there's only one solution FoodService Director
3/7/21 As break begins, Duval County Public Schools gives food to students who depend on in-school meals News4JAX
4/28/22 As child nutrition waivers near expiration, 2 states take steps to provide universal school meals FoodService Director
1/15/21 As Demand for Food Grows Under Coronavirus, Schools Step Up Education Week
2/9/23 As hunger rises in Minnesota, House passes school meals for all bill MPR News
1/19/22 As omicron surges, the majority of states have not applied for a key food assistance program for American students The Washington Post
1/11/23 As pandemic aid ends, many schools struggle to fund meals for kids CBS News
3/28/20 As Rural Schools Close, Some Hungry Kids to Get a Box of Processed Food Civil Eats
7/7/22 As school lunch waivers expire, school officials encourage more applications Yahoo News
8/31/19 As school starts, officials encourage healthy eating habits The Mercury
8/25/22 As students go back to school, many face a lunch bill for the first time in 2 years NPR
4/5/22 As supply chain challenges persist, school nutrition teams go local FoodService Director
7/27/22 As supply chain woes persist for school meals, districts get creative K-12 Dive
9/14/22 As supply chain woes persist for school meals, districts get creative Supply Chain Dive
10/1/20 Asheville City Schools open up additional drive-thru meal sites WLOS-TV
5/15/21 Ask Amy: “Lunch Ladies” serve extra portions of kindness Denver Post
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
4/18/22 Behind the lunch tray: A look at how school meals are funded EDNC


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