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8/20/21 High school shifts lunch to classrooms WCBD-TV
8/16/21 Free meals affect students' idea of school Chalkbeat/New York
8/16/21 Drought and other supply chain issues impact school lunches Spectrum News
8/16/21 Parents, students push for outdoor plan for school lunch time Bethesda Magazine
8/11/21 Pandemic reveals need for free school meal access Reuters
8/9/21 School nutrition pros prep for school year Kingsport Times News
8/9/21 School nutrition program includes more vegetarian and vegan foods Miami Herald
8/6/21 Schools prioritize safety in classrooms, cafeterias Chalkbeat/Tennessee
8/6/21 USDA seeks input on schools' "Buy American" rules The Packer
8/5/21 Student garden club teaches about food, nutrition KKCO-TV
8/5/21 COVID's Influence On The School Cafeteria? Less Fresh, Local Food KCUR (Kansas City)
8/4/21 District cites pandemic for lower summer meal participation Salisbury Post (NC)
8/2/21 Universal school meals gain even more support Public News Service
7/28/21 High-schoolers grow 5% of district's produce Food Management
7/28/21 Schools, food bank partner to expand food access KXXV-TV
7/25/21 Supply-chain woes come to school cafeterias Wall Street Journal
7/23/21 School nutrition professionals promote universal meals K-12 Dive
7/16/21 USDA Publishes New Reimbursement Rates for SY2021-22 Federal Register
7/15/21 6,800 schools receive USDA farm-to-school grants Foodservice Director
7/13/21 Summer meal sites of "More than a Meal" WCCO-TV
7/13/21 New law will require Maine public schools to provide free meals to all students WCSH-TV (Portland, Maine)
7/9/21 SNA seeks to delay federal sodium requirements FoodNavigator
7/8/21 SNA survey identifies challenges for new school year Food Management
7/6/21 Nutrition team hosts mobile meal program for students KIITV
7/1/21 California adopts universal school meals KNBC-TV (Los Angeles)
6/29/21 School meal sites included in Google food support tool The Verge
6/29/21 FNS Publishes Study on School Nutrition and Meal Cost USDA Food and Nutrition Service
6/28/21 How town's public schools kept kids fed during pandemic YourArlington (Arlington, Mass.)
6/23/21 Longer lunch periods could improve nutrition Contemporary Pediatrics
6/17/21 Task force seeks to make school meals more culturally inclusive WTOP News (Washington, DC)
6/17/21 District Serves Free Drive-Thru Meals to Curb Child Hunger WLOX-TV
6/15/21 District to mail school meals via UPS The Intelligencer/Wheeling News-Register
6/13/21 Pandemic wreaks havoc on school food service, transportation budgets
6/7/21 Free summer food for rural families delivered to their door Kenosha News
6/2/21 NYC schools served 96 million fewer meals to children amid the pandemic, new data show Chalkbeat
6/2/21 Public Schools adds delivery to summer meal program
6/1/21 The Pandemic Brought Universal Free School Meals. Will They Stay? Education Week
6/1/21 Senator’s visit highlights school meals funding Mankato Free Press
6/1/21 New USDA Data Shows Impact of First Full Year of Pandemic on School Nutrition School Nutrition Association
5/29/21 Tech on Deck School Nutrition Magazine
5/26/21 Democratic lawmakers aim to make Biden's summer food program for kids permanent NBCNews
5/19/21 FM On Demand: Catching up with SNA’s vice president on the possibility of universal free meals Food Mangement
5/19/21 Kiosks, breakfast in classroom, 5-day meal packs keep Urbandale Schools foodservice program on track to feed kids Food Management
5/15/21 Ask Amy: “Lunch Ladies” serve extra portions of kindness Denver Post
5/13/21 Lawmaker wants schools to send unused food home with students WCIA
5/12/21 Sen. Gillibrand Says Universal School Meals Program Helps Families And Farmers Alike
5/9/21 Universal Free Lunch Program could create funding conundrum for local school district Vail Daily
5/8/21 School District Lunch Ladies Make Hilarious Dancing Videos KSLTV
4/28/21 Biden Pitches Plan to Expand Universal Pre-K, Free School Meal Programs, Teacher Training EdWeek
4/28/21 4 ways Biden’s American Families Plan would matter for schools and children Chalkbeat


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