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7/28/20 School Nutrition Foundation Help Feed School Kids Now COVID-19 Summer Feeding Grant Application School Nutrition Foundation
1/22/21 School Nutrition Association calls for universal free meals for students 'as an intergal part of education' Food Navigator-USA
5/2/19 School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study USDA Food and Nutrition Services
4/15/20 School Meals: Court Strikes Down Trump Rollback of Nutrition Standards Education Week
5/6/20 School meals remain a lifeline for many The Salem News
3/4/21 School Meals Have Been Free To All Students During The Pandemic. Some Want To See That Continue Past COVID-19 Wisconsin Public Radio
5/13/20 School meal programs seek relief, plan for uncertain summer Education Dive
11/5/20 School meal programs require new calculations in the pandemic Star Tribune
4/15/20 School meal programs press on amid coronavirus closings Times Herald
3/13/20 School meal assistance proposals in House coronavirus response act Education Dive
7/16/18 School lunches inspire hunt for no-blend smoothies, pea butter at ANC 2018 Las Vegas Review Journal
10/30/19 School lunches have become more nutritious despite challenges, a look at eight elementary schools shows The Washington Post
11/18/19 School lunch shouldn't come with a side of shame Star Tribune
4/21/20 School Lunch Programs Are Rapidly Going Broke Huff Post
6/1/20 School lunch programs are losing millions feeding hungry kids; they could be broke by fall USA Today
7/29/20 School lunch program changes improved children's diets UPI
2/25/20 School lunch overhaul led to healthier meals for U.S. kids Reuters Health
3/12/19 School lunch nutrition finds new flavors District Administration
1/27/20 School Lunch Nutrition Becomes Political Orlando Sentinel
3/18/21 School lunch leaders want free meals for all students Rochester Post Bulletin
9/25/19 School lunch in this district costs $3.85. It's a healthful bargain. Austin360
6/30/20 School lunch as we know it is over. But for school nutrition directors, the lessons keep coming. The Counter
9/12/18 School fundraisers could face new limites under federal rules CBS Sacramento
8/27/18 School Food Purchases Are Moving The Needle For The Local Food Movement
1/21/19 School districts, food banks ready to help furloughed federal workers Kitsap Sun
2/16/21 School districts face staff shortages with return to full time Idaho Press
4/18/19 School cooks help students with difficult home lives thrive WVAH-TV
11/11/20 School Closures During COVID-19: Opportunitiesfor Innovation in Meal Service American Journal of Public Health
12/12/18 School cafeterias continue to serve students on snow days WDBJ-TV
4/5/19 School cafeteria workers are making meal kits for students in need The Today Show
10/14/20 School cafeteria debt dropped dramatically in recent months Daily Times Chronicle
3/26/19 School Breakfast Program: Substitution of Vegetables for Fruit USDA Food & Nutrition Services
2/25/21 Santa Ana Unified to offer free weekend meals for children Orange County Register
10/29/19 Sanders and Omar Unveil Sweeping Legislation to Provide Universal School Meals to Children Rep. Omar News Release
8/25/20 Restorative circles, online wellness rooms and grief training: How schools are preparing for the Covid mental health crisis The Hechinger Report
12/6/18 Responding to the Needs of Local Schools, USDA Publishes School Meals Final Rule USDA
3/3/21 Research highlights crucial role of school meals in children’s health Food Management
10/25/19 Report: Afterschool Nutrition Program shows significant expansion, but needs more funding Education Dive
3/11/21 Report shows huge drop in school meal counts for country’s largest districts Food Management
1/30/20 Report finds Americans are avoiding exercise and eating less healthy at a younger age UPI
3/20/20 Relief Grants Available to School Food Authorities No Kid Hungry
3/30/21 Reinventing School Lunch NBCConnecticut
2/4/20 Reimagining School Cafeterias with FoodCorps - Podcast Food Management
10/5/20 Regional, local schools finding healthy, local options for lunch programs Mankato Free Press
1/17/19 Raising intuitive eaters Food & Nutrition blog
2/10/20 Proposed Rule to Roll Back Nutrition Standards Will Jeopardize Children’s Health and Nutrition Food Research and Action Council
10/12/18 Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools to celebrate 'National School Lunch Week' Prior Lake American
3/19/19 Principal is school breakfast champion The Roanoke (Va.) Times
10/19/20 Please, take the meals. Tips for explaining the complexities of school nutrition funding to parents. School Nutrition Magazine
7/27/20 Planning on lunch in the classroom? Directors say you’ll have to limit your menu Food Management


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