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9/14/22 USDA to provide almost $500 million in procurement funding for school nutrition programs FoodService Director
9/23/22 USDA launches first phase of new $100M healthy school meals initiative FoodService Director
11/11/22 USDA launches School Food System Transformation Challenge FoodService Director
11/21/22 Minnesota schools that give alternative meals to students with meal debt are breaking the law, state attorney general says FoodService Director
11/28/22 How one organization is reducing food waste in Rhode Island schools FoodService Director
10/1/20 Schools Tackle COVID-19; SNA President shares how K-12 programs are holding up. Foodservice Equipment Reports
5/28/20 Number Of Food Insecure Households More Than Doubles As Food Banks Struggle Forbes
8/27/18 School Food Purchases Are Moving The Needle For The Local Food Movement
10/21/21 Schools turn to retailers amid supply chain issues Fortune
2/9/22 Public schools struggle to fill support staff roles Fortune
3/17/20 Students to pick up 1-week supply of meals at bus stop each week of school closure Fox 9
4/4/19 Several states sue USDA over relaxed school lunch standards Fox 9 News Twin Cities
11/10/22 USDA hopes $50M can make school lunch more ‘appetizing,’ ‘appealing’ Fox News
7/16/19 Kicking things off for the nation's largest school lunch and breakfast taste-test
12/29/20 Schools lunch program adapts to changing education schedules Foxboro Reporter
1/14/22 School cafeterias still struggling to find some menu items with supply chain delays Fremont News-Messenger
4/21/21 General Mills celebrates Trayblazers General Mills
9/17/21 Labor shortage affects popular school meal items Globe Gazette (Mason City, IA)
4/22/21 14-year study shows school lunches among highest-quality meals in US Good Morning America
8/12/22 California, Maine first to fund free school meals statewide Good Morning America
7/13/22 California budgets $100 million for K-12 plant-based ingredients Green Queen
3/9/20 Children consume more calories from post-game snacks than they burn playing sports Healio
2/27/19 AHA: Obesity increases risk for premature heart disease in children
1/23/20 The Trump Administration’s Continued Attack On The Nutrition Safety Net: At What Cost? Health Affairs
10/25/18 Obesity a Painful Reality for 1 in 6 U.S. Youths Health Day
4/30/20 In COVID Crisis, Nearly Half of People in Some U.S. States Are Going Hungry Health Day
10/18/19 Nearly 5 Million American Kids Are Obese, New Study Finds HealthDay
2/18/21 No evidence coronavirus spreads through food or food packaging: FDA Healthy Day
12/9/20 Maryland district flooded with meal-kit orders in first day Herald-Mail
4/21/20 School Lunch Programs Are Rapidly Going Broke Huff Post
9/16/19 This Is Why The U.S. Is Failing To Tackle Childhood Obesity Huffington Post
7/18/19 Hot and Hungry Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center
3/4/19 Free meal program increases productivity and attendance Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch
3/2/20 Eat.Move.Connect. Tip: March is National Nutrition Month Hutchinson Leader
2/16/21 School districts face staff shortages with return to full time Idaho Press
9/7/20 'It’s a little nerve-wracking': Lunchtime for students looks different amid COVID-19 Indianapolis Star
2/4/21 All North Dakota K-12 public school students could get free meals for two years under bill Inforum
12/3/20 5 mood-boosting foods that may make you happier, according to a dietitian Insider
2/14/19 Time to eat school lunch affects elementary students' nutrient consumption (PDF) Journal of Child Nutrition & Management
12/1/20 How schools are navigating meal logistics during pandemic K-12 Dive
12/14/20 How schools plan to keep meals cooking amid colder weather, strained budgets K-12 Dive
7/23/21 School nutrition professionals promote universal meals K-12 Dive
11/15/21 Report: Limit added sugars in school meals K-12 Dive
12/13/21 SNA survey: School food programs face financial worries K-12 Dive
1/12/22 Is a temporary federal infusion for school meal programs sustainable? K-12 Dive
2/4/22 Advocates seek extension of school meal waivers K-12 Dive
3/12/22 Universal school meals urged at SXSW EDU, but Congress shutters the idea K-12 Dive
4/4/22 District brings peanut butter back to menus after 18 year absence K-12 Dive
4/5/22 Universal school meals back on table in bipartisan Senate proposal K-12 Dive
4/20/22 State legislatures propose universal school meals K-12 Dive


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