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2/8/22 White House report calls for more full-time nutrition staffers FoodService Director
2/7/22 Lawmaker seeks to prolong USDA school meal waivers WVIR-TV
2/7/22 School, student protesters reach compromise on chocolate milk KGO-TV (San Francisco)
2/4/22 Biden inches back toward Michelle Obama’s school nutrition standards Politico
2/4/22 Advocates seek extension of school meal waivers K-12 Dive
2/2/22 Some families are being forced to choose between remote learning and school meals NPR
2/1/22 Schools scramble to feed kids as supply chain issues persist NPR
2/1/22 Federal proposal includes school lunch study KNDO-TV/KNDU-TV (Yakima, Wash.)
1/31/22 School district: Food prices up 7% to 45% WVLT-TV
1/30/22 School lunches in COVID era: 'I never thought I'd hear the kids say Oh, not pizza again' The Advocate
1/29/22 Supporters of universal school meals: Don’t stop now Minot Daily News
1/28/22 Students successfully lobby for strawberry milk SeacoastOnline
1/27/22 School nutrition pros are all hands on deck WGNS-FM
1/25/22 Quiet lunchrooms, hands-off learning: Teens share what school looks like during omicron USA Today
1/24/22 Despite January school closures, it's unclear when families will get help for missed school meals WESA FM
1/20/22 School milk shortage could be latest headache SUN Thisweek
1/19/22 As omicron surges, the majority of states have not applied for a key food assistance program for American students The Washington Post
1/18/22 Community school dinners provide nutrition, gathering place for families Faribault Daily News
1/14/22 Former NFL lineman now cooks at his kids' school cafeteria The Washington Post
1/14/22 School cafeterias still struggling to find some menu items with supply chain delays Fremont News-Messenger
1/14/22 Schools offer meals during COVID-19 closures KWTX-TV
1/14/22 Survey looks at virus precautions in school cafeterias Education Week
1/12/22 Lawmaker proposes nationwide after-school meal program The News-Times (Danbury, Conn.)
1/12/22 Is a temporary federal infusion for school meal programs sustainable? K-12 Dive
1/11/22 SNA publishes 2022 Position Paper School Nutrition Association
1/11/22 SNA: Make free school meals permanent FoodService Director
1/10/22 Omicron, snowstorms, supply chain issues impact grocery stores, school lunch menus WSET-TV
1/7/22 USDA announces 25 cent/lunch increase in school meal reimbursements Food Management
1/7/22 School meal programs affected by supply chain woes KTRE-TV
1/4/22 Supply chain issues hamper schools' milk deliveries Pioneer Press
1/3/22 Massachusetts considers adopting universal school meals Boston Herald
1/3/22 School nutrition pros on overcoming challenges Chalkbeat/Detroit
12/21/21 High school adopts flexible lunch period WTMJ-TV
12/20/21 Students receive extra food for holiday bank WTIC-TV
12/18/21 Supply chain making serving items, not food, scarce at schools The Daily News
12/17/21 USDA announces $1.5 billion to aid schools rocked by inflation, supply chain disruptions Washington Post
12/17/21 How one school nutrition professional is building community on Instagram Foodservice Director
12/16/21 State looks to farmers to fill supply chain gap in school cafeterias UpNorthNews
12/13/21 SNA survey: School food programs face financial worries K-12 Dive
12/9/21 Shortages, higher prices affect school foodservices WSET-TV
12/9/21 School lunch providers say that, even with pandemic challenges, they’re not giving up on healthy food 19th News
12/9/21 Continued federal flexibility sought for school meals Chalkbeat/Colorado
12/8/21 SNA president-elect: "The frustration is real" Chalkbeat/Detroit
12/7/21 Meal-ingredient costs increase in district Turlock Journal
12/7/21 School nutrition manager talks supply chain issues FoodService Director
12/6/21 District starts food truck service KMVT-TV
12/5/21 School nutrition pro's decades-old cookbook reprinted CNN
11/29/21 School districts' decision to opt out of free lunch programs shuts them out of other services Politico
11/29/21 Fewer free meal sign-ups affect district's funding KSNF-TV
11/28/21 School nutrition staff juggles menu changes MetroWest Daily News


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“You’ve all been amazing this week. 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