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7/16/19 Kicking things off for the nation's largest school lunch and breakfast taste-test Fox2Now.com
12/29/20 Schools lunch program adapts to changing education schedules Foxboro Reporter
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
2/18/21 No evidence coronavirus spreads through food or food packaging: FDA Healthy Day
12/9/20 Maryland district flooded with meal-kit orders in first day Herald-Mail
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
2/16/21 School districts face staff shortages with return to full time Idaho Press
9/7/20 'It’s a little nerve-wracking': Lunchtime for students looks different amid COVID-19 Indianapolis Star
2/4/21 All North Dakota K-12 public school students could get free meals for two years under bill Inforum
12/3/20 5 mood-boosting foods that may make you happier, according to a dietitian Insider
2/14/19 Time to eat school lunch affects elementary students' nutrient consumption (PDF) Journal of Child Nutrition & Management
12/1/20 How schools are navigating meal logistics during pandemic K-12 Dive
12/14/20 How schools plan to keep meals cooking amid colder weather, strained budgets K-12 Dive
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)
3/7/21 Free meal programs in RCAS see increased participation KOTA TV
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
3/11/21 Iowa district nutrition director petitions Congress for school lunch reform KTTC
12/9/20 Arkansas district extends free meal program for a week during winter break KTVE-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
3/4/21 Metro area school districts launch pilot program to target food insecurity, waste KVRR
12/11/18 Despite rollback, many Central Texas schools keep healthy lunches KXAN-TV Austin
9/19/19 In La Crosse school gardens, future teachers see chance to grow LaCrosse Tribune
7/16/18 School lunches inspire hunt for no-blend smoothies, pea butter at ANC 2018 Las Vegas Review Journal
2/5/19 Snow days can mean no food for many students. One county in Kentucky solves that. Lexington Herald-Leader
2/28/19 Commentary: The latest threat to national security? Salty school lunches Madison.com
10/5/20 Regional, local schools finding healthy, local options for lunch programs Mankato Free Press
12/1/20 Schools find new ways to deliver free lunches during pandemic Marketplace
3/10/20 One district ends buffet-style meals, salad bars as coronavirus precaution Mass Live
7/9/19 Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression Medical News Today

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