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10/22/19 Physical Activity During Lessons Can Boost Learning Psych Central
10/24/19 Our hidden infrastructure crisis: School cafeterias The Hill
10/24/19 How Students Would Improve Their School Lunch Experience NPR MindShift
10/25/19 Report: Afterschool Nutrition Program shows significant expansion, but needs more funding Education Dive
10/29/19 'Sitting in class hungry': Schools wary of Trump plan to end free school lunches for some USA Today
10/29/19 Sanders and Omar Unveil Sweeping Legislation to Provide Universal School Meals to Children Rep. Omar News Release
10/30/19 The State of Childhood Obesity The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
10/30/19 School lunches have become more nutritious despite challenges, a look at eight elementary schools shows The Washington Post
11/12/19 Dealing with ‘lunch shaming’ with Oakland Schools’ Lori Adkins Food Management One-on-One Podcast
11/18/19 School Turns Leftover Cafeteria Food Into Frozen, Take-Home Meals To Give To Students In Need Apost
11/18/19 Let the kids eat their free lunches while we sort this problem out Star Tribune
11/18/19 School lunch shouldn't come with a side of shame Star Tribune
11/20/19 How to lure hungry students? Schools learn from malls Valliant News
11/22/19 Students Who Eat Breakfast Perform Better on Standardized Tests, Study Finds Newsweek
12/5/19 The Real School Lunch Story video School Nutrition Association
12/6/19 CDC: Schools aren't doing enough to teach kids about nutrition UPI
12/10/19 It's long past time to give every child free lunch at school Washington Post
12/12/19 Colorado School Taps Container Farm for Classroom, Food Stand Public News Service
12/12/19 How Nutritious School Lunches Can Lead to Improved Health and Academic Outcomes Thrive Global
12/18/19 This 5-year-old paid off the lunch balances for 123 students by selling cocoa and cookies CNN
1/9/20 What if Children Ran the School Lunchroom? The New York Times
1/18/20 Trump Targets Michelle Obama’s School Nutrition Guidelines on Her Birthday The New York Times
1/20/20 USDA Announces School and Summer Meals Reforms USDA
1/20/20 Notice to Stakeholders: USDA Sets the Record Straight on Proposed School Meals Flexibilities USDA
1/20/20 More Pizza And Fries? USDA Proposes To 'Simplify' Obama-Era School Lunch Rules WUSF-FM
1/20/20 Bill Aims To Have More Students Eating School Breakfasts WBZ-TV
1/21/20 USDA tries to relax nutrition guidelines for school meals Chicago Tribune
1/22/20 Advocates Blast Trump Administration’s Proposal To Loosen Obama-Era School Lunch Nutrition Rules Kaiser Health News
1/23/20 K-12 operators react to USDA’s proposed changes to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs Foodservice Director
1/23/20 The Trump Administration’s Continued Attack On The Nutrition Safety Net: At What Cost? Health Affairs
1/27/20 School Lunch Nutrition Becomes Political Orlando Sentinel
1/27/20 Child nutrition advocates speak out about proposed USDA changes to school meals Food Management
1/28/20 Pilot program to track how food security affects education Crain's Detroit Business
1/30/20 Report finds Americans are avoiding exercise and eating less healthy at a younger age UPI
1/30/20 US government basically declares war on millions of school children The Hill
2/3/20 CKC News: Remembering Caravan Serai CKC Good Food
2/4/20 Reimagining School Cafeterias with FoodCorps - Podcast Food Management
2/6/20 Students do better when they have time to eat and play Anchorage Daily News
2/10/20 New Report Shows Breakfast After the Bell Can Significantly Reduce Chronic Absenteeism No Kid Hungry
2/10/20 Why Are You Still Packing Lunch for Your Kids? New York Times
2/10/20 Proposed Rule to Roll Back Nutrition Standards Will Jeopardize Children’s Health and Nutrition Food Research and Action Council
2/15/20 FRAC report finds 12.4M students received free and reduced-price breakfasts last year Education Dive
2/17/20 Booker, Cornyn introduce bill to fund school nutrition programs The Hill
2/17/20 DeRusha Eats: School Lunches At Prior Lake-Savage Schools WCCO CBS Minnesota
2/19/20 Food Research & Action Center School Breakfast Scorecard shows school breakfast participation up slightly overall, but flat among low-income students Food Management
2/22/20 Food Fight: How 2 Trump Proposals Could Bite Into School Lunch NPR
2/24/20 Both moms and dads need to model healthy eating, researchers say Minn Post
2/25/20 Study finds healthiness of school meals improved with the implementation of Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act regulations Food Management
2/25/20 School lunch overhaul led to healthier meals for U.S. kids Reuters Health
3/2/20 Eat.Move.Connect. Tip: March is National Nutrition Month Hutchinson Leader


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“Thank you for your hard work and time in serving summer meals. To see all the youth going ham on the food is AMAZING!”
Christa DeBoer, Nutrition Program Director : Youthprise