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Date Title Source
11/4/21 Parents advised about possible school menu changes WRDW-TV
11/1/21 Your public school kid's lunch might be served on a pizza slice box. Here's why NPR
11/1/21 School meals programming trying to take steps forward while staying afloat Post Independent
10/29/21 Schools go to "great lengths" to serve healthy meals CNN
10/27/21 School nutrition programs make menu changes The Free Press (Mankato, MN)
10/27/21 Schools serve more local food amid shortages WGCL-TV (Atlanta)
10/21/21 Schools turn to retailers amid supply chain issues Fortune
10/21/21 Serving school meals becoming difficult nationwide CNBC
10/20/21 Opinion: School meals provide nourishment, community The Courier Journal (Louisville, KY)
10/19/21 Students help make choices on school food KLTV-TV
10/19/21 Shortage of nonfood items forces schools to get creative Food Management
10/18/21 Districts tap federal funds to pay for free school meals EdSurge
10/18/21 Labor shortage hits school cafeteria, makes serving lunch a struggle KARE-11
10/16/21 Schools aim to curb shortage of food with substitutions The Birmingham Times
10/16/21 Mass. governor signs law to expand free school meals The Patriot Ledger
10/13/21 District gets ahead of supply chain woes KSHB-TV
10/12/21 School District Celebrates NSLW with Local Fruits and Veggies KCEN TV
10/12/21 District plans fun, healthy school meals KCEN-TV
10/6/21 District opens commercial greenhouse to support school nutrition program KUSA-TV
10/6/21 SNA President discusses supply chain challenges KCNC-TV (Denver)
10/4/21 Schools struggle to feed students amid supply chain issues CBS News
10/1/21 Schools respond to supply chain disruptions Today
10/1/21 School nutrition pros: supply chain challenges not sustainable The Denver Post
9/30/21 District limits free dinners for students WTOP News (Washington, DC)
9/29/21 USDA sends schools $1.5 billion to relieve student lunch crunch CNN
9/27/21 Minnesota high school commits to offering more plant-based protein meals KMSP-TV (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn)
9/27/21 Schools scramble to feed students amid shortages The New York Times
9/27/21 October marks National Farm to School Month Missouri Ruralist
9/25/21 Support grows for universal school meals in Vermont WFFF-TV
9/24/21 Schools need nutrition flexibility amid supply issues Bloomberg
9/23/21 Federal bill could expand free school meal access Education Week
9/21/21 Shift to free school meals could affect funding Colorado Public Radio
9/17/21 Labor shortage affects popular school meal items Globe Gazette (Mason City, IA)
9/14/21 School buses taking lunch to students learning virtually WSB-TV
9/13/21 Students rave about school meals WJTV-TV (Jackson, Miss.)
9/13/21 Schools respond to cafeteria COVID-19 concerns VTDigger
9/11/21 Districts face pricier food, distribution issues News Tribune
9/7/21 School nutrition pros ask for patience amid menu changes The Daily Nonpareil
9/6/21 School cafeterias are looking for workers, too Marketplace
9/2/21 State school nutrition programs get $10M in federal COVID funds to attract, retain staff WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)
8/31/21 Pandemic affects school meal operations WVEC-TV
8/31/21 Study: Child obesity rates increase during pandemic Washington Post
8/29/21 California schools prepare for universal meals Marin Independent Journal
8/27/21 Staff and product shortages, delivery delays hamper fall school start Food Management
8/26/21 Public school offers all-day foodservice Food Management
8/26/21 District overcomes supply chain challenges WNTW-TV
8/25/21 Elementary schools move lunch outdoors Evanston Now
8/24/21 Schools facing food supply issues KFYR-TV (Bismarck, ND)
8/23/21 District returns to some meal deliveries The Advocate
8/23/21 Ag group update State Farm to School policy handbook Civil Eats


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