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4/23/23 A pandemic experiment in universal free school meals gains traction in the states Colorado Newsline
9/21/21 Shift to free school meals could affect funding Colorado Public Radio
3/18/22 Universal free school lunch is set to expire. Some lawmakers want to keep it going. Colorado Public Radio
10/18/22 Universal free lunch for Colorado’s public school students? Voters will decide Colorado Public Radio
11/5/21 School meal items in short supply Concord Monitor
2/5/19 Thompson, Peterson Introduce Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act of 2019 Congressman Thompson Press Release
2/14/23 CT governor signs legislation extending state's free school lunch program Connecticut Public Radio
12/19/18 Nutrition programs in schools found to reduce obesity; The study focuses on programs that were rolled out in several middle schools Consumer Affairs
9/25/19 Current obesity rates linked to dietary habits from decades ago; What consumers eat as children can predict how their diet will develop as adults Consumer Affairs
6/23/21 Longer lunch periods could improve nutrition Contemporary Pediatrics
10/18/19 5 reasons to encourage your child to eat school lunch Coronado Eagle-Journal
1/28/20 Pilot program to track how food security affects education Crain's Detroit Business
12/31/22 Parents advocate for longer elementary lunches Daily Camera (Boulder, CO)
11/7/21 Lunch Crunch: Supply chain issues, labor shortages lead to school lunch disruptions Daily Journal
10/14/20 School cafeteria debt dropped dramatically in recent months Daily Times Chronicle
2/7/23 USDA proposal could limit flavored milk in schools Dairy Reporter
5/15/21 Ask Amy: “Lunch Ladies” serve extra portions of kindness Denver Post
12/25/18 This is what the USDA will and will not do during a government shutdown Des Moines Register
6/22/22 Lawmakers reach bipartisan deal on free school meal funding - with some changes Detroit Free Press
11/15/18 Minnesota district receives more food and supplies for significantly less effort District Administration
11/23/18 A financial feast for K12 schools; How districts can save money and boost nutrition through cooperative purchasing District Administration
3/12/19 School lunch nutrition finds new flavors District Administration
10/25/20 How schools can build physical activity into classroom instruction District Administration
11/1/22 2012 nutrition standards change increased fruits and vegetables in school meals DRG News
4/2/22 Proposal to continue free in-school breakfast and lunch advances in Minnesota House Duluth News Tribune
4/18/22 Behind the lunch tray: A look at how school meals are funded EDNC
4/8/21 California moving to pioneer free meals for all students EdSource
5/21/20 Health Experts Say Schools Can Reopen in the Fall — But With Some Big Changes EdSurge
9/16/20 What Should Recess — and Play — Look Like in a Socially Distanced World? EdSurge
10/18/21 Districts tap federal funds to pay for free school meals EdSurge
3/19/19 Success with Meatless Mondays depends on staff training, 'well-prepared' recipes Education Dive
4/25/19 These 3 tactics are helping schools tackle food insecurity Education Dive
6/25/19 Trump plan to re-calculate poverty level would affect school lunch, Head Start eligibility Education Dive
8/31/19 US attorney: States can't sue feds over lunch program changes Education Dive
10/25/19 Report: Afterschool Nutrition Program shows significant expansion, but needs more funding Education Dive
2/15/20 FRAC report finds 12.4M students received free and reduced-price breakfasts last year Education Dive
3/13/20 School meal assistance proposals in House coronavirus response act Education Dive
5/13/20 School meal programs seek relief, plan for uncertain summer Education Dive
1/25/19 Shutdown Day 32: School Districts Step Up to Help Students and Families Education Week
10/18/19 Why 20-Minute Lunch Periods Aren't Good for Students Education Week
10/18/19 5 Strategies to Stop the School Lunch Time Crunch Education Week
3/12/20 Shut Down by Coronavirus, Schools Scramble to Feed Students Education Week
4/15/20 School Meals: Court Strikes Down Trump Rollback of Nutrition Standards Education Week
5/18/20 USDA Extends Waivers to Help Schools Feed Hungry Kids During COVID-19 Closures Education Week
8/25/20 Schools Sound the Alarm as Key COVID-19 Meal Waiver Is Set to Expire Education Week
10/6/20 Congress Averts Government Shutdown, Makes it Easier for Schools to Feed Hungry Kids Education Week
10/30/20 Districts Anxious About Plunge in Meal-Program Applicants Education Week
1/15/21 As Demand for Food Grows Under Coronavirus, Schools Step Up Education Week
1/15/21 In Houston, School Meals Are About Expanding Equity and Improving Climate Education Week
1/15/21 Creating a Menu of Healthy School Meals, While Seeking Student Input Education Week


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