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9/13/21 Students rave about school meals WJTV-TV (Jackson, Miss.)
9/13/21 Schools respond to cafeteria COVID-19 concerns VTDigger
9/11/21 Districts face pricier food, distribution issues News Tribune
9/7/21 School nutrition pros ask for patience amid menu changes The Daily Nonpareil
9/6/21 School cafeterias are looking for workers, too Marketplace
9/2/21 State school nutrition programs get $10M in federal COVID funds to attract, retain staff WLOS-TV (Asheville, NC)
8/31/21 Pandemic affects school meal operations WVEC-TV
8/31/21 Study: Child obesity rates increase during pandemic Washington Post
8/29/21 California schools prepare for universal meals Marin Independent Journal
8/27/21 Staff and product shortages, delivery delays hamper fall school start Food Management
8/26/21 Public school offers all-day foodservice Food Management
8/26/21 District overcomes supply chain challenges WNTW-TV
8/25/21 Elementary schools move lunch outdoors Evanston Now
8/24/21 Schools facing food supply issues KFYR-TV (Bismarck, ND)
8/23/21 District returns to some meal deliveries The Advocate
8/23/21 Ag group update State Farm to School policy handbook Civil Eats
8/20/21 High school shifts lunch to classrooms WCBD-TV
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
8/16/21 Free meals affect students' idea of school Chalkbeat/New York
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 COVID's Influence On The School Cafeteria? Less Fresh, Local Food KCUR (Kansas City)
8/5/21 Student garden club teaches about food, nutrition KKCO-TV
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 New law will require Maine public schools to provide free meals to all students WCSH-TV (Portland, Maine)
7/13/21 Summer meal sites of "More than a Meal" WCCO-TV
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 District Serves Free Drive-Thru Meals to Curb Child Hunger WLOX-TV
6/17/21 Task force seeks to make school meals more culturally inclusive WTOP News (Washington, DC)
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


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