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6/6/19 High school’s breakfast sales skyrocket with after-the-bell kiosks Food Management
6/16/19 District solves challenge of new hour-long lunch Food Management
6/25/19 Baby calf naming contest doubles school breakfast participation Food Management
7/9/19 District finds success with family-style meal service Food Management
8/22/19 Blender bikes spotlight K-12 district’s farm-to-table program Food Management
8/22/19 School’s produce tasting boosted by spirit of competition Food Management
1/27/20 Child nutrition advocates speak out about proposed USDA changes to school meals Food Management
2/4/20 Reimagining School Cafeterias with FoodCorps - Podcast Food Management
2/19/20 Food Research & Action Center School Breakfast Scorecard shows school breakfast participation up slightly overall, but flat among low-income students Food Management
2/25/20 Study finds healthiness of school meals improved with the implementation of Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act regulations Food Management
5/11/20 School nutrition programs deal with deficits, shortfalls and an uncertain future Food Management
5/13/20 10 questions for onsite dining in the post-COVID world Food Management
5/20/20 The road ahead for onsite dining: Back to school for K-12 Food Management
6/13/20 5 coronavirus things: Child nutrition programs lost $1B in last 10 weeks Food Management
7/7/20 Study: Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act led to significant decline in childhood obesity among children living in poverty Food Management
7/27/20 Planning on lunch in the classroom? Directors say you’ll have to limit your menu Food Management
8/17/20 Fall K-12 menu options lean on individually wrapped grab and go Food Management
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
12/23/20 Stimulus bill includes funds to offset child nutrition program losses Food Management
12/23/20 Why a Minnesota school district kicked a la carte to the curb Food Management
1/4/21 California school district improves scratch-cooking program during pandemic Food Management
1/19/21 9 fun new K-12 school lunch menu items kids will devour Food Management
1/20/21 When demand for meal kits skyrocketed, one Maryland district rose to the occasion Food Management
2/12/21 Viewpoint: Helping school food crews find their “why” Food Management
3/3/21 Research highlights crucial role of school meals in children’s health Food Management
3/11/21 Report shows huge drop in school meal counts for country’s largest districts Food Management
3/17/21 New USDA data shows fewer meals served, $2B loss for school meal programs Food Management
3/9/21 USDA announces school meal waiver extension through summer as Secretary Vilsack addresses virtual SNA conference Food Management
3/26/21 Florida County Public Schools expands school meals to seven-day meal bundles 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
1/22/21 School Nutrition Association calls for universal free meals for students 'as an intergal part of education' Food Navigator-USA
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
2/9/21 FRAC Report Underscores School Breakfast Participation Critical to Combatting Childhood Hunger, Learning Loss Caused by COVID-19 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

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