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8/17/20 Planning on lunch in the classroom? Directors say you’ll have to limit your menu Food Management
8/26/20 USDA set to pull plug on school meal flexibilities at start of school year Food Management
9/1/20 USDA extends summer meal flexibilities to feed kids, eases burden on school districts Food Management
9/15/20 One On One With: Feeding K-12 students during the school year Food Management
9/23/20 Study estimates 1.15 billion school meals missed last spring Food Management
9/24/20 District trades breakfasts and lunches for grocery bags Food Management
10/6/20 One On One: School Nutrition Association’s president on turning foodservice heroes into advocates Food Management
10/25/20 Oakland Unified School District navigates school meal participation challenges Food Management
7/22/19 Marketing school meals Food Management One-on-One Podcast
11/12/19 Dealing with ‘lunch shaming’ with Oakland Schools’ Lori Adkins Food Management One-on-One Podcast
11/12/20 Not Enough to Eat: COVID-19 Deepens America’s Hunger Crisis Food Research & Action Council
7/16/19 Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report 2019 Food Research and Action Center
2/10/20 Proposed Rule to Roll Back Nutrition Standards Will Jeopardize Children’s Health and Nutrition Food Research and Action Council
4/23/19 Colo. looks to waive reduced-priced lunch fee for eligible high schoolers Foodservice Director
1/23/20 K-12 operators react to USDA’s proposed changes to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs Foodservice Director
10/1/20 Schools Tackle COVID-19; SNA President shares how K-12 programs are holding up. Foodservice Equipment Reports
5/28/20 Number Of Food Insecure Households More Than Doubles As Food Banks Struggle Forbes
8/27/18 School Food Purchases Are Moving The Needle For The Local Food Movement Forbes.com
3/17/20 Students to pick up 1-week supply of meals at bus stop each week of school closure Fox 9
4/4/19 Several states sue USDA over relaxed school lunch standards Fox 9 News Twin Cities
7/16/19 Kicking things off for the nation's largest school lunch and breakfast taste-test Fox2Now.com
3/9/20 Children consume more calories from post-game snacks than they burn playing sports Healio
2/27/19 AHA: Obesity increases risk for premature heart disease in children Healio.com
1/23/20 The Trump Administration’s Continued Attack On The Nutrition Safety Net: At What Cost? Health Affairs
10/25/18 Obesity a Painful Reality for 1 in 6 U.S. Youths Health Day
4/30/20 In COVID Crisis, Nearly Half of People in Some U.S. States Are Going Hungry Health Day
10/18/19 Nearly 5 Million American Kids Are Obese, New Study Finds HealthDay
4/21/20 School Lunch Programs Are Rapidly Going Broke Huff Post
9/16/19 This Is Why The U.S. Is Failing To Tackle Childhood Obesity Huffington Post
7/18/19 Hot and Hungry Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center
3/4/19 Free meal program increases productivity and attendance Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch
3/2/20 Eat.Move.Connect. Tip: March is National Nutrition Month Hutchinson Leader
9/7/20 'It’s a little nerve-wracking': Lunchtime for students looks different amid COVID-19 Indianapolis Star
2/14/19 Time to eat school lunch affects elementary students' nutrient consumption (PDF) Journal of Child Nutrition & Management
1/22/20 Advocates Blast Trump Administration’s Proposal To Loosen Obama-Era School Lunch Nutrition Rules Kaiser Health News
7/17/18 Summer feeding programs can help prime kids for a successful school year — and life Kansas City Star
7/16/20 Mpls Public Schools extends free meals program; St. Paul Public Schools hits milestone with 5 million meals served KARE 11
6/11/19 Know Your Numbers: Summer Hunger KARE-TV
9/17/19 Ag students harvest their own lunch Kenosha News
9/7/18 A Healthier Generation: Nebraska Thursdays teach kids to make healthy food choices KETV Omaha
11/11/20 What's for lunch? Students learn about voting in mock election KEYC-TV
11/16/18 Texas high school is providing holiday cheer for students in need KFDA-TV
1/21/19 School districts, food banks ready to help furloughed federal workers Kitsap Sun
3/6/19 A Nevada school district involve community partners to mark #NSBSW19 KLAS-TV
6/12/18 Summer meal programs can feed more students KMTV-TV (Omaha)
10/18/19 Farm to table comes to elementary school KOTA-TV
10/8/20 New study finds link between food insecurity, unengaged distance learners KSAT-TV
10/1/20 Arkansas district purchases food truck to expand services to its students KTVE/KARD
5/29/19 CO schools to deliver summer meals in buses with student-created themes KUSA-TV
12/11/18 Despite rollback, many Central Texas schools keep healthy lunches KXAN-TV Austin

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