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3/13/20 Minnesota schools advised to stay in session Star Tribune
1/25/21 Minnesota middle school awarded $10,000 grant for new breakfast program CCX Media
1/15/19 Minnesota lawmakers grapple with filling gaps during shutdown Star Tribune
4/7/21 Minnesota Foodservice Director Honored for Work Morrison County Record
11/15/18 Minnesota district receives more food and supplies for significantly less effort District Administration
10/12/20 Millions of students struggle with hunger CBS News
8/26/20 Millions of children threatened by hunger need Congress to come together CNN
4/30/19 Milk machine helps curb waste at elementary school Food Management
12/30/20 Miguel Cardona, Biden’s Pick for Education Secretary, Stares Down a Long To-Do List US News
2/5/19 Mid-Michigan community feeds children in need during week off school WNEM-TV
3/4/21 Metro area school districts launch pilot program to target food insecurity, waste KVRR
1/19/21 Meeting the need: Schools find ways to serve up meals for kids amid the pandemic Philadelphia Inquirer
12/9/20 Maryland district flooded with meal-kit orders in first day Herald-Mail
7/22/19 Marketing school meals Food Management One-on-One Podcast
7/21/19 Make nutrition fun for children this summer Miami Times
5/11/20 Madison County Schools delivering four times as many meals to students since March Citizen Times
4/1/19 Lunch at 9 a.m.? That’s when a lot of schools start serving it to kids. The Washginton Post
3/16/21 Local officials, parents fight to keep cost-free meals coming for kids WRDW
11/18/19 Let the kids eat their free lunches while we sort this problem out Star Tribune
1/17/19 Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet. The Associated Press
6/11/19 Know Your Numbers: Summer Hunger KARE-TV
8/6/20 Kids' mental health can struggle during online school. Here's how teachers are planning ahead. USA Today
3/4/20 Kids take in more calories from post-game snacks than they burn during their sports games, study finds Minn Post
12/21/18 Kids Need Play and Recess. Their Mental Health May Depend on It. EdWeek blog
7/16/19 Kicking things off for the nation's largest school lunch and breakfast taste-test Fox2Now.com
1/23/20 K-12 operators react to USDA’s proposed changes to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs Foodservice Director
12/10/19 It's long past time to give every child free lunch at school Washington Post
10/12/18 It's Farm to School Week for this public school district WXXV-TV
2/18/21 Is lunchtime the ‘weak link’ in school reopening plans? Education Week
3/13/21 Iowa School District announces no-cost meal sites during Spring Break News KWWL
3/11/21 Iowa district nutrition director petitions Congress for school lunch reform KTTC
9/19/19 INTERVIEW-From fine dining to $1 school lunches - the top chef trying to change how Americans eat Thomson Reuters Foundation
5/23/19 Increasing exercise helps teens fall asleep earlier and stay asleep longer, study finds MinnPost
3/27/19 Income Eligibility Guidelines for SY 2019-20 Announced USDA via School Nutrition Association
7/24/20 In Reversal, Trump Says Schools In Coronavirus Hot Spots Should Delay Reopening National Public Radio
9/19/19 In La Crosse school gardens, future teachers see chance to grow LaCrosse Tribune
1/15/21 In Houston, School Meals Are About Expanding Equity and Improving Climate Education Week
4/30/20 In COVID Crisis, Nearly Half of People in Some U.S. States Are Going Hungry Health Day
7/20/19 If We All Ate Enough Fruits And Vegetables, There'd Be Big Shortages NPR "The Salt" blog
11/23/20 Hungry at Thanksgiving: A Fall 2020 update on food insecurity in the U.S. Brookings Institute
7/10/19 Hunger takes no summer break: When school's out, the challenge is how to feed more kids NBC News
7/16/19 Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Summer Nutrition Status Report 2019 Food Research and Action Center
3/2/20 How US schools are preparing for the coronavirus CNN
9/24/20 How to Tame Your Snack Monster New York Times
3/11/20 How to talk to kids about the novel coronavirus The Seattle Times
4/4/19 How to raise vegetable eaters The New York Times
11/20/19 How to lure hungry students? Schools learn from malls Valliant News
8/6/20 How to Help Students Get Used to Masks Edutopia
8/26/19 How to handle back-to-school dietary restrictions Philly Voice
3/26/19 How to get kids to try new foods US News & World Report

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