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3/23/20 Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide Serious Eats
2/15/20 FRAC report finds 12.4M students received free and reduced-price breakfasts last year Education Dive
3/4/19 Free meal program increases productivity and attendance Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch
9/13/18 Good breakfast equals good grades Voice of America
8/7/19 Gourmet burgers? Yes, school lunches have changed WXIA-TV
6/11/18 Gourmet on a budget: Chefs throw down their best $1.25 school lunch ideas The Day (New London, CT)
5/21/20 Health Experts Say Schools Can Reopen in the Fall — But With Some Big Changes EdSurge
8/30/19 Helping Children to Learn to Eat Well New York Times
11/16/20 Helping Children With Anxiety in the Pandemic New York Times
4/30/19 HHFKA had significant nutrition impact on school meals Food Management
4/1/19 High School clubs start food pantry to help hungry peers Baraboo News Republic
6/6/19 High school’s breakfast sales skyrocket with after-the-bell kiosks Food Management
10/12/18 Hospital's Fitness and Nutrition in Schools Program puts greenhouses in schools Ocala Star Banner
7/18/19 Hot and Hungry Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center
3/5/19 How a federal free meal program affected school poverty stats The Hechinger Report
7/16/19 How Logging Morning Miles Helps These Kids Learn to Love School Runners World
5/22/19 How Movement and Exercise Help Kids Learn Mindshift/KQED
12/12/19 How Nutritious School Lunches Can Lead to Improved Health and Academic Outcomes Thrive Global
8/23/18 How Physical Fitness May Promote School Success The New York Times
10/25/20 How schools can build physical activity into classroom instruction District Administration
9/3/19 How St. Cloud schools plan to go 'zero waste' in the lunchroom St. Cloud Times
10/24/19 How Students Would Improve Their School Lunch Experience NPR MindShift
1/14/19 How the shutdown is starting to impact schools EdWeek Blog
3/26/19 How to get kids to try new foods US News & World Report
8/26/19 How to handle back-to-school dietary restrictions Philly Voice
8/6/20 How to Help Students Get Used to Masks Edutopia
11/20/19 How to lure hungry students? Schools learn from malls Valliant News
4/4/19 How to raise vegetable eaters The New York Times
3/11/20 How to talk to kids about the novel coronavirus The Seattle Times
9/24/20 How to Tame Your Snack Monster New York Times
3/2/20 How US schools are preparing for the coronavirus CNN
7/16/19 Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report 2019 Food Research and Action Center
7/10/19 Hunger takes no summer break: When school's out, the challenge is how to feed more kids NBC News
11/23/20 Hungry at Thanksgiving: A Fall 2020 update on food insecurity in the U.S. Brookings Institute
7/20/19 If We All Ate Enough Fruits And Vegetables, There'd Be Big Shortages NPR "The Salt" blog
4/30/20 In COVID Crisis, Nearly Half of People in Some U.S. States Are Going Hungry Health Day
9/19/19 In La Crosse school gardens, future teachers see chance to grow LaCrosse Tribune
7/24/20 In Reversal, Trump Says Schools In Coronavirus Hot Spots Should Delay Reopening National Public Radio
3/27/19 Income Eligibility Guidelines for SY 2019-20 Announced USDA via School Nutrition Association
5/23/19 Increasing exercise helps teens fall asleep earlier and stay asleep longer, study finds MinnPost
9/19/19 INTERVIEW-From fine dining to $1 school lunches - the top chef trying to change how Americans eat Thomson Reuters Foundation
10/12/18 It's Farm to School Week for this public school district WXXV-TV
12/10/19 It's long past time to give every child free lunch at school Washington Post
1/23/20 K-12 operators react to USDA’s proposed changes to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs Foodservice Director
7/16/19 Kicking things off for the nation's largest school lunch and breakfast taste-test
12/21/18 Kids Need Play and Recess. Their Mental Health May Depend on It. EdWeek blog
3/4/20 Kids take in more calories from post-game snacks than they burn during their sports games, study finds Minn Post
8/6/20 Kids' mental health can struggle during online school. Here's how teachers are planning ahead. USA Today
6/11/19 Know Your Numbers: Summer Hunger KARE-TV
1/17/19 Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet. The Associated Press


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