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1/30/20 US government basically declares war on millions of school children The Hill
8/31/19 US attorney: States can't sue feds over lunch program changes Education Dive
1/8/19 University of Minnesota study links adversity in early life to childhood obesity MinnPost
2/15/21 Universal school meals are the best response to food insecurity Brattleboro Reformer
10/18/19 Universal free lunch is linked to better test scores, new report finds Chalkbeat
8/28/19 U.S. to states: School lunch changes none of your business Reuters
11/27/18 U.S. officials say tainted romaine lettuce appears to be from California Reuters
1/18/20 Trump Targets Michelle Obama’s School Nutrition Guidelines on Her Birthday The New York Times
6/25/19 Trump plan to re-calculate poverty level would affect school lunch, Head Start eligibility Education Dive
4/4/19 Trump Administration Sued Over Rollback of School Lunch Standards The New York Times
12/14/18 Trump Administration Further Relaxes School Lunch Rules EdWeek Blog
10/9/20 Trump Administration Extends Free Meals for Kids for Entire School Year USDA
10/18/19 Trump Administration Delays Cuts to Food Stamps and School Meals The New York Times
8/28/19 Trump administration argues states have no say in healthy school lunch requirements rollback The Hill
7/18/20 To Help Recover From COVID-19, We Need Universal Free School Meals Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
1/7/21 To Balance Budget, Districts Offer Meals For All Families Regardless of Income The Independent News
2/19/21 Timing of food stamps can affect students’ test scores, study finds Education Week
2/14/19 Time to eat school lunch affects elementary students' nutrient consumption (PDF) Journal of Child Nutrition & Management
2/5/19 Thompson, Peterson Introduce Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act of 2019 Congressman Thompson Press Release
9/16/19 This Is Why The U.S. Is Failing To Tackle Childhood Obesity Huffington Post
12/25/18 This is what the USDA will and will not do during a government shutdown Des Moines Register
12/18/19 This 5-year-old paid off the lunch balances for 123 students by selling cocoa and cookies CNN
10/19/20 Thinking HACCP in a COVID-19 world School Nutrition
4/25/19 These 3 tactics are helping schools tackle food insecurity Education Dive
12/21/20 The wait is nearly over: Congress set to provide over $50 billion for public schools ChalkBeat
1/23/20 The Trump Administration’s Continued Attack On The Nutrition Safety Net: At What Cost? Health Affairs
10/30/19 The State of Childhood Obesity The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
4/20/20 The scramble to feed the kids left hungry by the coronavirus crisis Vox
5/20/20 The road ahead for onsite dining: Back to school for K-12 Food Management
12/5/19 The Real School Lunch Story video School Nutrition Association
1/26/21 The Pandemic Reveals Racial Gaps in School Meal Access Civil Eats
2/12/21 The pandemic has made school lunch free for all public school students. Advocates are hoping to make the change permanent. The Counter
6/4/19 The Dairy Community Will Rally Coast to Coast This Summer to Take on Child Hunger PR Newswire
9/8/18 The 2018 USDA Food Insecurity Report is Bleak Fast Company
10/1/20 Texas schools seeing steep declines in number of students getting free meals The Texas Tribune
11/16/18 Texas high school is providing holiday cheer for students in need KFDA-TV
8/15/19 Team Nutrition Back-to-School Resources USDA Team Nutrition
12/13/18 Teachers deliver food to students on snow days WCYB-TV
6/12/18 Summer meal programs can feed more students KMTV-TV (Omaha)
12/31/20 Summer Food Service Program; 2021 Reimbursement Rates Federal Register
6/19/19 Summer Food Service Program 2019 Infographic USDA
7/17/18 Summer feeding programs can help prime kids for a successful school year — and life Kansas City Star
7/10/19 Successful Approaches to Reduce Sodium in School Meals Study USDA
3/19/19 Success with Meatless Mondays depends on staff training, 'well-prepared' recipes Education Dive
10/10/19 Study: Students Aren’t Getting Enough Time To Eat Lunch CBS Philly
10/25/20 Study: Participation in afterschool nutrition programs was rising before pandemic Fern's Ag Insider
7/7/20 Study: Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act led to significant decline in childhood obesity among children living in poverty Food Management
6/18/19 Study: Children More Likely To Gain Weight During Summer Months WLNY-TV
5/1/19 Study Shows Children More Likely To Face Hunger Than Overall Population Across America Feeding America via PR Newswire and Yahoo
2/25/20 Study finds healthiness of school meals improved with the implementation of Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act regulations Food Management


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