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7/7/22 As school lunch waivers expire, school officials encourage more applications Yahoo News
8/31/19 As school starts, officials encourage healthy eating habits The Mercury
8/25/22 As students go back to school, many face a lunch bill for the first time in 2 years NPR
4/5/22 As supply chain challenges persist, school nutrition teams go local FoodService Director
7/27/22 As supply chain woes persist for school meals, districts get creative K-12 Dive
9/14/22 As supply chain woes persist for school meals, districts get creative Supply Chain Dive
10/1/20 Asheville City Schools open up additional drive-thru meal sites WLOS-TV
5/15/21 Ask Amy: “Lunch Ladies” serve extra portions of kindness Denver Post
11/15/18 At School Lunch, Healthier Options are Overlooked When Juice is Available UConn Today
6/25/19 Baby calf naming contest doubles school breakfast participation Food Management
4/18/22 Behind the lunch tray: A look at how school meals are funded EDNC
7/16/20 Beyond School Walls: How Federal, State and Local Entities are Adapting Policies to Ensure Student Access to Healthy Meals During the COVID-19 Pandemic Trust For America's Health
4/20/21 Biden administration extends universal free school lunch through 2022 The Hill
2/4/22 Biden inches back toward Michelle Obama’s school nutrition standards Politico
4/28/21 Biden Pitches Plan to Expand Universal Pre-K, Free School Meal Programs, Teacher Training EdWeek
1/22/21 Biden Signs Executive Order to Boost Food Benefits for Children Missing School Meals Education Week
6/25/22 Biden signs the school meal waivers bill into law, but free meals are over for many NPR
1/20/20 Bill Aims To Have More Students Eating School Breakfasts WBZ-TV
3/27/23 Bill bringing New Mexico students healthy lunches awaits signature KRQE News
6/20/19 Bill introduced to end student lunch debt shaming ABC News
4/19/21 Bipartisan bill proposes expansion of summer meal program
9/12/18 Bismarck Public School brings fresh, locally produced veggies into schools Bismarck Tribune
8/22/19 Blender bikes spotlight K-12 district’s farm-to-table program Food Management
2/17/20 Booker, Cornyn introduce bill to fund school nutrition programs The Hill
2/24/20 Both moms and dads need to model healthy eating, researchers say Minn Post
4/1/19 Breakfast After the Bell will serve up student success MinnPost
3/27/23 By one vote, North Dakota Senate rejects free school lunches for low-income kids Grand Forks Herald
11/12/21 Cafeteria worker shortage? Try culinary arts students Food Management
4/6/20 Cafeteria workers need support during the COVID-19 pandemic USA Today
7/1/21 California adopts universal school meals KNBC-TV (Los Angeles)
7/13/22 California budgets $100 million for K-12 plant-based ingredients Green Queen
10/11/23 California codifies USDA proposal to adjust school meal nutrition standards K-12 Dive
12/20/20 California district gives out nearly 35,000 meals to students for winter break The Daily Press
1/5/24 California families to benefit from new federal summer nutrition program Ed Source
3/12/24 California lawmaker introduces bill to remove artificial dyes from cereals, baked goods and other foods served in school NBC News
4/8/21 California moving to pioneer free meals for all students EdSource
1/4/21 California school district improves scratch-cooking program during pandemic Food Management
2/21/24 California school nutrition operators grapple with persistent labor shortages FoodService Director
4/4/24 California schools forced to compete with fast food industry for workers after minimum wage hike Washington Post
8/29/21 California schools prepare for universal meals Marin Independent Journal
8/12/22 California, Maine first to fund free school meals statewide Good Morning America
7/18/19 Can Ramen, Fish Nuggets And Flavor Stations Teach Kids To Love School Lunch? St. Louis Public Radio
5/21/19 Can We Stop Kids From Being Shamed Over School Lunch Debt? Civil Eats
10/29/22 Carrots for carrots: States promote buying local for school lunches The 74
10/19/20 CDC: Nearly 20% of U.S. Kids Don't Get Breakfast MedPage Today
12/6/19 CDC: Schools aren't doing enough to teach kids about nutrition UPI
6/27/23 CEP grows to benefit 19.9M children nationwide The 74
11/9/23 Child and Adult Care Food Program underutilized, unequally accessed in low-income areas, research reveals Food Navigator
1/27/20 Child nutrition advocates speak out about proposed USDA changes to school meals Food Management
7/21/22 Child nutrition reauthorization plan calls for expanding free meal access K-12 Dive


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