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6/1/20 School lunch programs are losing millions feeding hungry kids; they could be broke by fall USA Today
6/12/20 USDA Ensures All Kids Can Get Free Meals This Summer as Nation Reopens USDA Food and Nutrition Service
6/13/20 5 coronavirus things: Child nutrition programs lost $1B in last 10 weeks Food Management
6/15/20 COVID-19 heightens fears about child hunger over summer break Faribault Daily News
6/25/20 USDA Provides Flexibilities to Ensure Kids Receive Meals This Fall USDA Food and Nutrition Service
6/25/20 Food Inequality Crisis Deepens in U.S. Under Pandemic’s Pressure Bloomberg
6/29/20 USDA Gives Out $12.1 Million in Largest-Ever Farm to School Grant Awards USDA Food and Nutrition Service
6/30/20 School lunch as we know it is over. But for school nutrition directors, the lessons keep coming. The Counter
7/7/20 Stark racial disparities emerge as families struggle to get enough food Politico
7/7/20 Study: Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act led to significant decline in childhood obesity among children living in poverty Food Management
7/14/20 SNA Calls for Summer Meals Program Waivers for SY 2020-21 School Nutrition Association
7/16/20 Beyond School Walls: How Federal, State and Local Entities are Adapting Policies to Ensure Student Access to Healthy Meals During the COVID-19 Pandemic Trust For America's Health
7/16/20 Mpls Public Schools extends free meals program; St. Paul Public Schools hits milestone with 5 million meals served KARE 11
7/18/20 To Help Recover From COVID-19, We Need Universal Free School Meals Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
7/24/20 ‘It's insane’: Millions of kids could lose access to free meals if this program expires Politico
7/24/20 In Reversal, Trump Says Schools In Coronavirus Hot Spots Should Delay Reopening National Public Radio
7/27/20 Planning on lunch in the classroom? Directors say you’ll have to limit your menu Food Management
7/28/20 School Nutrition Foundation Help Feed School Kids Now COVID-19 Summer Feeding Grant Application School Nutrition Foundation
7/29/20 School lunch program changes improved children's diets UPI
7/30/20 What Back to School Might Look Like in the Age of Covid-19 New York Times
8/6/20 How to Help Students Get Used to Masks Edutopia
8/6/20 Kids' mental health can struggle during online school. Here's how teachers are planning ahead. USA Today
8/17/20 Fall K-12 menu options lean on individually wrapped grab and go Food Management
8/17/20 Planning on lunch in the classroom? Directors say you’ll have to limit your menu Food Management
8/25/20 Restorative circles, online wellness rooms and grief training: How schools are preparing for the Covid mental health crisis The Hechinger Report
8/25/20 Schools Sound the Alarm as Key COVID-19 Meal Waiver Is Set to Expire Education Week
8/26/20 USDA set to pull plug on school meal flexibilities at start of school year Food Management
8/26/20 Millions of children threatened by hunger need Congress to come together CNN
8/31/20 USDA Extends Free Meals for Kids Through December 31, 2020 USDA
9/1/20 USDA extends summer meal flexibilities to feed kids, eases burden on school districts Food Management
9/6/20 Commentary: We need healthy school lunches in the era of COVID-19 The Chicago Tribune
9/7/20 After backlash, USDA agrees to extend free-meal program for children Washington Post
9/7/20 'It’s a little nerve-wracking': Lunchtime for students looks different amid COVID-19 Indianapolis Star
9/9/20 'Children Are Going Hungry': Why Schools Are Struggling To Feed Students National Public Radio
9/9/20 Wisconsin district takes extra safety measures during lunchtime WMTV
9/15/20 One On One With: Feeding K-12 students during the school year Food Management
9/16/20 What Should Recess — and Play — Look Like in a Socially Distanced World? EdSurge
9/20/20 Clarification on NSLP-SBP Meal Pattern Rules for SY 2020-21 School Nutrition Association
9/20/20 4 things our nation should do to feed hungry students so they can learn CNN Opinion
9/23/20 Study estimates 1.15 billion school meals missed last spring Food Management
9/24/20 How to Tame Your Snack Monster New York Times
9/24/20 District trades breakfasts and lunches for grocery bags Food Management
10/1/20 Schools Tackle COVID-19; SNA President shares how K-12 programs are holding up. Foodservice Equipment Reports
10/1/20 Arkansas district purchases food truck to expand services to its students KTVE/KARD
10/1/20 Asheville City Schools open up additional drive-thru meal sites WLOS-TV
10/1/20 Texas schools seeing steep declines in number of students getting free meals The Texas Tribune
10/1/20 Schools revamp meal programs during COVID-19 to curb childhood hunger, with potential to fix long-term problems New Mexico in Depth
10/1/20 The Longest Summer; Childhood Hunger in the Wake of Coronavirus No Kid Hungry
10/5/20 Regional, local schools finding healthy, local options for lunch programs Mankato Free Press
10/6/20 Congress Averts Government Shutdown, Makes it Easier for Schools to Feed Hungry Kids Education Week

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