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11/18/19 Let the kids eat their free lunches while we sort this problem out Star Tribune
4/1/19 Lunch at 9 a.m.? That’s when a lot of schools start serving it to kids. The Washginton Post
5/11/20 Madison County Schools delivering four times as many meals to students since March Citizen Times
7/21/19 Make nutrition fun for children this summer Miami Times
7/22/19 Marketing school meals Food Management One-on-One Podcast
2/5/19 Mid-Michigan community feeds children in need during week off school WNEM-TV
4/30/19 Milk machine helps curb waste at elementary school Food Management
8/26/20 Millions of children threatened by hunger need Congress to come together CNN
10/12/20 Millions of students struggle with hunger CBS News
11/15/18 Minnesota district receives more food and supplies for significantly less effort District Administration
1/15/19 Minnesota lawmakers grapple with filling gaps during shutdown Star Tribune
3/13/20 Minnesota schools advised to stay in session Star Tribune
8/12/19 Minnesota seeks applicants for farm-to-school and farm-to-childcare grants Star Tribune
5/29/18 MN Food Resources for Kids When School's Out Public News Service
2/13/19 MN Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Support Farm-to-School Programs Public News Service
1/20/20 More Pizza And Fries? USDA Proposes To 'Simplify' Obama-Era School Lunch Rules WUSF-FM
2/5/19 Most U.S. kids not meeting sleep, exercise and screen time targets Reuters
7/16/20 Mpls Public Schools extends free meals program; St. Paul Public Schools hits milestone with 5 million meals served KARE 11
10/30/20 My students are up against COVID-19, economic despair, online learning and heedless adults USA Today
10/16/19 National School Lunch Week: Free and Reduced lunch makes all the difference for students WZDX-TV
5/11/20 Nearly 1 in 5 US kids are obese, according to latest data AP News
10/18/19 Nearly 5 Million American Kids Are Obese, New Study Finds HealthDay
6/14/19 New act would allow schools to serve whole, 2% milk WJAC-TV
12/20/18 New program in WI teaches kids about nutrition and culinary education WEAU-TV
2/10/20 New Report Shows Breakfast After the Bell Can Significantly Reduce Chronic Absenteeism No Kid Hungry
9/7/18 New research reveals how to get kids to eat their food (Australia)
6/14/19 New review suggests proven ways to cut back on sugary drinks Reuters
10/8/20 New study finds link between food insecurity, unengaged distance learners KSAT-TV
3/13/19 New York public schools to have 'Meatless Mondays' starting this fall CNN
8/31/19 No Matter Who Wins the Fight Over Trump's School Lunch Reforms, Kids Lose. Reason
11/12/20 Not Enough to Eat: COVID-19 Deepens America’s Hunger Crisis Food Research & Action Council
1/20/20 Notice to Stakeholders: USDA Sets the Record Straight on Proposed School Meals Flexibilities USDA
4/16/19 Nourishing help: Schools help food-insecure students
5/28/20 Number Of Food Insecure Households More Than Doubles As Food Banks Struggle Forbes
12/19/18 Nutrition programs in schools found to reduce obesity; The study focuses on programs that were rolled out in several middle schools Consumer Affairs
6/14/19 Nutritionist shares advice for raising a picky eater: 5 rules to follow at mealtimes Today Show
8/14/18 NY to Invest $1.5M in 'Farm-to-School' Lunch Programs US News
10/25/20 Oakland Unified School District navigates school meal participation challenges Food Management
10/25/18 Obesity a Painful Reality for 1 in 6 U.S. Youths Health Day
7/9/19 Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression Medical News Today
2/6/19 Obesity-related cancers on the rise among young adults, study finds MinnPost
8/1/19 Offer versus Serve National School Lunch Program Posters USDA Team Nutrition
3/10/20 One district ends buffet-style meals, salad bars as coronavirus precaution Mass Live
3/12/20 One district offers free meals to students during coronavirus closures
4/5/19 One in five deaths worldwide linked to unhealthy diet Reuters
9/15/20 One On One With: Feeding K-12 students during the school year Food Management
10/6/20 One On One: School Nutrition Association’s president on turning foodservice heroes into advocates Food Management
4/18/19 One-hour lunch break leads to improved grades WBRC-TV
5/19/19 Oregon OKs largest expansion of federal free lunch program Associated Press
4/15/20 Osceola School meal delivery service hums along Osceola Sun


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