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3/28/23 Food for thought: Free meals for all New Mexico students AP News
3/27/23 By one vote, North Dakota Senate rejects free school lunches for low-income kids Grand Forks Herald
3/27/23 Bill bringing New Mexico students healthy lunches awaits signature KRQE News
3/23/23 New USDA investments aim to bolster school nutrition Farm Progress
3/22/23 A new federal plan could make free school meals a reality for more students Education Week
3/17/23 Governor Walz signs free school meals bill for Minnesota students KARE 11
3/16/23 Lunchables in school cafeterias have child nutrition experts concerned The Washington Post
3/16/23 Proposal for universal meals moving forward in NY Spectrum News
3/14/23 School supper program provides after-school nutrition Food Management
3/14/23 Minnesota Senate passes bill for universal school breakfast and lunch Star Tribune
3/11/23 ‘It’s hard to focus’: Schools say American kids are hungry AP News
3/11/23 Debts for unpaid school meals are rising as families are left scrambling Insider
3/10/23 President’s budget proposal looks to expand CEP to 9 million more kids Food Management
3/10/23 School lunch participation leapt 51% during 2021-22 K-12 Dive
3/8/23 Federal bill would permanently increase school meal reimbursement rates FoodService Director
3/7/23 What’s next for school nutrition: 4 takeaways from SNA’s Legislative Action Conference FoodService Director
3/4/23 The broken business of feeding America’s schoolchildren NBC News
2/28/23 As a school district racks up $53K in meal debt, nutrition director believes there's only one solution FoodService Director
2/27/23 Turning K-12 'cafeterias into classrooms' to address food waste Public News Service
2/26/23 Schools mired with debt after school meals federal funds end NBC News
2/24/23 USDA releases new state guidance on Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer plans for summer 2023 National Association of Counties
2/23/23 Iowa could ban margarine from school meals Iowa Capital Dispatch
2/22/23 Most Colorado districts opts into universal meal program Chalkbeat Colorado
2/21/23 Iowa introduces universal free meals bill, while North Dakota and Oklahoma bills stop short of offering free school meals for all FoodService Director
2/19/23 'I was blown away': Teacher's viral video on student lunch debt prompts $30K in donations USA Today
2/17/23 Universal school meals improve attendance for youngest students K-12 Dive
2/16/23 Many young children not eating a daily fruit or vegetable, study finds Healio
2/15/23 USDA wants healthier school lunches. Here's why officials say it may not become a reality. USA Today
2/14/23 CT governor signs legislation extending state's free school lunch program Connecticut Public Radio
2/13/23 Kids' BMIs dropped after federal school lunch overhaul MedPage Today
2/11/23 A teacher plans to pay off every student's meal debt at his school The Washington Post
2/9/23 As hunger rises in Minnesota, House passes school meals for all bill MPR News
2/8/23 Michigan could be 4th state to adopt universal school meals WXYZ Detroit
2/7/23 USDA proposal could limit flavored milk in schools Dairy Reporter
2/3/23 New school meal nutrition standards would limit sugar, sodium NPR
1/31/23 Federal bill would require food allergy training for school nutrition workers FoodService Director
1/30/23 'Try it Tuesday' brings healthy food to Minnesota school KARE 11
1/26/23 Massachusetts state legislators look to make free school meals permanent Boston Herald
1/26/23 New Mexico lawmakers eat school lunch before considering universal meals Albuquerque Journal
1/24/23 No more nuggets? School lunch goes farm-to-table — for some AP News
1/22/23 Families struggle as pandemic program offering free school meals ends The New York Times
1/20/23 How K-12 operators are tackling labor and supply chain issues FoodService Director
1/14/23 Student lunch debt skyrocketing across country CBS News
1/12/23 SNA survey finds cost, labor and supply issues as top school meal program concerns Food Management
1/11/23 Meal debt is a growing problem for school districts, survey shows Education Week
1/11/23 As pandemic aid ends, many schools struggle to fund meals for kids CBS News
1/11/23 Schools are swamped by unpaid lunch debt, nutrition group says The Washington Post
1/9/23 States eye universal school meals ahead of legislative sessions K-12 Dive
1/6/23 What teens think of their school lunches: 5 takeaways from a national survey Education Week
1/5/23 How school lunch is made. It's more complicated than you think. Yahoo News


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