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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
12/7/22 Food businesses unite to help tackle school meal debt this holiday season FoodService Director
1/20/23 How K-12 operators are tackling labor and supply chain issues FoodService Director
1/31/23 Federal bill would require food allergy training for school nutrition workers FoodService Director
2/21/23 Iowa introduces universal free meals bill, while North Dakota and Oklahoma bills stop short of offering free school meals for all FoodService Director
2/28/23 As a school district racks up $53K in meal debt, nutrition director believes there's only one solution FoodService Director
3/7/23 What’s next for school nutrition: 4 takeaways from SNA’s Legislative Action Conference FoodService Director
3/8/23 Federal bill would permanently increase school meal reimbursement rates FoodService Director
3/29/23 School Nutrition Association calls on USDA to halt further restrictions on school meals FoodService Director
4/5/23 Milk companies commit to reducing sugar in school milk FoodService Director
5/9/23 Federal bills push for more free meals at school FoodService Director
5/30/23 Agriculture appropriations bill includes $31.9B in school nutrition funding FoodService Director
6/5/23 J.T.M. Provisions Company recalls beef chili products sent to schools FoodService Director
6/23/23 U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide school nutrition programs additional procurement aid FoodService Director
6/28/23 Meal participation drops at nation’s largest school districts following loss of free meals FoodService Director
6/27/23 Federal bill aims to increase summer meal access FoodService Director
7/5/23 Michigan lawmakers approve universal free meals FoodService Director
7/11/23 What's on tap for school nutrition legislation FoodService Director
7/18/23 Federal bill doubles down on buying American for school meals FoodService Director
7/20/23 U.S. Government Accountability Office shares recommendations to improve USDA Foods in Schools FoodService Director
7/25/23 Federal bill aims to increase local produce in school meals FoodService Director
8/1/23 Federal bill seeks to better training for school nutrition professionals FoodService Director
8/7/23 USDA will give almost $30M to small and rural schools as part of its Healthy Meals Incentives initiative 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
7/11/23 Feeding thousands of kids a day during the summer takes a lot of work. For many, it's crucial Georgia Public Broadcasting
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
6/9/23 How 1 woman is helping settle school lunch debt, advocating for universal free lunch Good Morning America
3/27/23 By one vote, North Dakota Senate rejects free school lunches for low-income kids Grand Forks Herald
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
2/16/23 Many young children not eating a daily fruit or vegetable, study finds 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


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