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2/22/19 Whole Foods grants $500,000 to provide 150 salad bars to schools The Produce News
2/14/19 Time to eat school lunch affects elementary students' nutrient consumption (PDF) Journal of Child Nutrition & Management
2/13/19 MN Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Support Farm-to-School Programs Public News Service
2/6/19 Obesity-related cancers on the rise among young adults, study finds MinnPost
2/5/19 Snow days can mean no food for many students. One county in Kentucky solves that. Lexington Herald-Leader
2/5/19 Mid-Michigan community feeds children in need during week off school WNEM-TV
2/5/19 Most U.S. kids not meeting sleep, exercise and screen time targets Reuters
2/5/19 Thompson, Peterson Introduce Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act of 2019 Congressman Thompson Press Release
1/28/19 Shutdown resolution averts school lunch crisis US News
1/25/19 What an ongoing government shutdown could mean for school lunches NBC2 News
1/25/19 Shutdown Day 32: School Districts Step Up to Help Students and Families Education Week
1/21/19 School districts, food banks ready to help furloughed federal workers Kitsap Sun
1/17/19 Raising intuitive eaters Food & Nutrition blog
1/17/19 Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet. The Associated Press
1/15/19 Minnesota lawmakers grapple with filling gaps during shutdown Star Tribune
1/14/19 How the shutdown is starting to impact schools EdWeek Blog
1/8/19 University of Minnesota study links adversity in early life to childhood obesity MinnPost
1/2/19 School Nutrition Programs May Slow Weight Gain in Teens Psych Central
12/25/18 This is what the USDA will and will not do during a government shutdown Des Moines Register
12/21/18 Kids Need Play and Recess. Their Mental Health May Depend on It. EdWeek blog
12/20/18 New program in WI teaches kids about nutrition and culinary education WEAU-TV
12/20/18 A seasonal reminder: Winter break doesn’t equate to celebration and relaxation for all students MinnPost
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
12/17/18 ‘Flexibility’ in school meal standards could imperil child health The Hill
12/14/18 Trump Administration Further Relaxes School Lunch Rules EdWeek Blog
12/13/18 Teachers deliver food to students on snow days WCYB-TV
12/12/18 School cafeterias continue to serve students on snow days WDBJ-TV
12/11/18 Despite rollback, many Central Texas schools keep healthy lunches KXAN-TV Austin
12/11/18 SD school district opens donation option on lunch platform Newscenter 1 Rapid City
12/6/18 Responding to the Needs of Local Schools, USDA Publishes School Meals Final Rule USDA
11/27/18 College of Public Health builds healthy eating habits in rural schools The Daily Iowan
11/27/18 U.S. officials say tainted romaine lettuce appears to be from California Reuters
11/27/18 School provides hot lunch on snow day Capital Journal
11/23/18 A financial feast for K12 schools; How districts can save money and boost nutrition through cooperative purchasing District Administration
11/16/18 Texas high school is providing holiday cheer for students in need KFDA-TV
11/15/18 At School Lunch, Healthier Options are Overlooked When Juice is Available UConn Today
11/15/18 Minnesota district receives more food and supplies for significantly less effort District Administration
11/14/18 Zucchini everywhere: School-grown produce teaches students to eat their veggies MPR
11/8/18 'Talking Bananas' spread positive messages at Virginia Beach school WEVC-TV
11/8/18 Students lunch with veterans The Vindicator
10/25/18 Obesity a Painful Reality for 1 in 6 U.S. Youths Health Day
10/12/18 Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools to celebrate 'National School Lunch Week' Prior Lake American
10/12/18 It's Farm to School Week for this public school district WXXV-TV
10/12/18 Hospital's Fitness and Nutrition in Schools Program puts greenhouses in schools Ocala Star Banner
10/11/18 Composting, Farm-to-Table concepts gain at elementary school recognition Port Orange Observer
9/21/18 USDA Secretary Working to Empower Local School Leaders and Improve the School Meal Programs USDA FNS
9/21/18 Why Chicago chefs like Matthias Merges are working to make food education as important as reading and math The Chicago Tribune
9/19/18 A benefit of free lunch for all: fewer students get repeatedly suspended, new study suggests Chalkbeat
9/18/18 Are School Health Lessons Harming Kids? Experts say some of what students are taught can lead to disordered eating. US News & World Report
9/13/18 Good breakfast equals good grades Voice of America

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