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3/2/20 How US schools are preparing for the coronavirus CNN
3/14/20 With coronavirus closing schools, here's how you can help food insecure children CNN
9/10/22 Next stress for many parents: First school lunch bills since 2020 CNN
9/29/21 USDA sends schools $1.5 billion to relieve student lunch crunch CNN
10/29/21 Schools go to "great lengths" to serve healthy meals CNN
8/26/20 Millions of children threatened by hunger need Congress to come together CNN
3/13/19 New York public schools to have 'Meatless Mondays' starting this fall CNN
12/5/21 School nutrition pro's decades-old cookbook reprinted CNN
3/9/22 Millions of kids face risk of hunger if Congress doesn't extend pandemic school lunch waivers CNN
9/25/19 A new 'report card' on America's diet: It's not an 'F' but... CNN
4/13/21 Children's healthiest meals of the day come from school cafeterias CNN
12/18/19 This 5-year-old paid off the lunch balances for 123 students by selling cocoa and cookies CNN
6/19/22 Analysis: Summer meal participation could decline CNN
6/24/22 Congress extends pandemic school lunch waivers, though not all kids will benefit CNN
7/13/23 Nearly 5 million kids might miss out on food assistance if these states don’t act by Friday CNN
9/20/20 4 things our nation should do to feed hungry students so they can learn CNN Opinion
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
10/18/22 Universal free lunch for Colorado’s public school students? Voters will decide Colorado Public Radio
3/18/22 Universal free school lunch is set to expire. Some lawmakers want to keep it going. Colorado Public Radio
2/22/24 Colorado’s free school meal program feeding more students than expected, creating a big gap in funding Colorado Public Radio News
3/5/24 Locally produced food and better paid cafeteria workers delayed as Colorado scrambles to pay for free school lunch program Colorado Public Radio News
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
1/24/24 Connecticut advocates seek funding for free school meals CT Public Radio
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
12/11/23 Legislation would expand milk choices 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
6/21/23 School lunch debt rocketed this year in Michigan schools. But proposal could change that 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
3/30/24 Are Idaho’s famous potatoes vegetables or … grains?! Senators take a stand in food debate East Idaho News
1/5/24 California families to benefit from new federal summer nutrition program Ed Source
11/21/23 As milk carton shortage affects students, Sen. Schumer calls for investigation Ed Source
4/18/22 Behind the lunch tray: A look at how school meals are funded EDNC


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