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3/2/20 How US schools are preparing for the coronavirus CNN
3/4/20 Kids take in more calories from post-game snacks than they burn during their sports games, study finds Minn Post
3/7/20 Coronavirus is Closing Schools. Here’s What it Means for Millions of Kids Who Rely on School Meals. Civil Eats
3/9/20 Children consume more calories from post-game snacks than they burn playing sports Healio
3/10/20 One district ends buffet-style meals, salad bars as coronavirus precaution Mass Live
3/11/20 Secretary Perdue Announces Proactive Flexibilities to Feed Children When Schools Close USDA Food and Nutrition Service
3/11/20 How to talk to kids about the novel coronavirus The Seattle Times
3/12/20 Utah prepares to keep providing meals to students in need if coronavirus causes school closures The Salt Lake Tribune
3/12/20 One district offers free meals to students during coronavirus closures ABC10.com
3/12/20 Coronavirus Resources: Teaching, Learning and Thinking Critically New York Times
3/12/20 Shut Down by Coronavirus, Schools Scramble to Feed Students Education Week
3/13/20 School meal assistance proposals in House coronavirus response act Education Dive
3/13/20 Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Address to the Nation Regarding COVID-19 USDA Food and Nutrition Service
3/13/20 Minnesota schools advised to stay in session Star Tribune
3/13/20 Coronavirus-relief bill aims to expand free school lunch program ABC News
3/13/20 States Begin Widespread School Closures To Fight Coronavirus NPR
3/14/20 With coronavirus closing schools, here's how you can help food insecure children CNN
3/17/20 Students to pick up 1-week supply of meals at bus stop each week of school closure Fox 9
3/18/20 USDA Working with Private Sector in Response to COVID-19 USDA Food and Nutrition Service
3/18/20 USDA Extends Comment Period on Proposed School and Summer Meal Reforms USDA Food and Nutrition Service
3/20/20 Relief Grants Available to School Food Authorities No Kid Hungry
3/23/20 Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide Serious Eats
3/24/20 Schools Race To Feed Students Amid Coronavirus Closures NPR
3/26/20 USDA Makes it Easier to Feed Kids and Those Who Need Food During the COVID-19 National Emergency USDA Food and Nutrition Service
3/28/20 As Rural Schools Close, Some Hungry Kids to Get a Box of Processed Food Civil Eats
4/6/20 Cafeteria workers need support during the COVID-19 pandemic USA Today
4/15/20 School Meals: Court Strikes Down Trump Rollback of Nutrition Standards Education Week
4/15/20 School meal programs press on amid coronavirus closings Times Herald
4/15/20 Osceola School meal delivery service hums along Osceola Sun
4/16/20 Schools struggle to safely get free meals to needy students Washington Post
4/16/20 SNA Publishes Research Report on the Impact of COVID-19 on the School Nutrition Industry School Nutrition Association
4/20/20 The scramble to feed the kids left hungry by the coronavirus crisis Vox
4/20/20 Schools Transform Into ‘Relief’ Kitchens, but Federal Aid Fails to Keep Up New York Times
4/21/20 School Lunch Programs Are Rapidly Going Broke Huff Post
4/28/20 With schools shuttered, districts struggle to feed students and communities PBS News Hour
4/30/20 Endless Summer Puts Homebound Kids at Risk for Weight Gain New York Times
4/30/20 In COVID Crisis, Nearly Half of People in Some U.S. States Are Going Hungry Health Day
5/6/20 School meals remain a lifeline for many The Salem News
5/7/20 'We don't know how it will end': Hunger stalks amid virus Star Tribune
5/7/20 Children are going hungry without school meals - and it doesn't have to be this way Newsweek
5/11/20 Madison County Schools delivering four times as many meals to students since March Citizen Times
5/11/20 Nearly 1 in 5 US kids are obese, according to latest data AP News
5/11/20 School nutrition programs deal with deficits, shortfalls and an uncertain future Food Management
5/13/20 School meal programs seek relief, plan for uncertain summer Education Dive
5/13/20 10 questions for onsite dining in the post-COVID world Food Management
5/18/20 USDA Extends Waivers to Help Schools Feed Hungry Kids During COVID-19 Closures Education Week
5/20/20 The road ahead for onsite dining: Back to school for K-12 Food Management
5/21/20 Health Experts Say Schools Can Reopen in the Fall — But With Some Big Changes EdSurge
5/25/20 Another voice: The kids are not OK Ukiah Daily Journal
5/28/20 Number Of Food Insecure Households More Than Doubles As Food Banks Struggle Forbes

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