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1/21/19 School districts, food banks ready to help furloughed federal workers Kitsap Sun
8/5/21 Student garden club teaches about food, nutrition KKCO-TV
3/6/19 A Nevada school district involve community partners to mark #NSBSW19 KLAS-TV
10/19/21 Students help make choices on school food KLTV-TV
9/27/21 Minnesota high school commits to offering more plant-based protein meals KMSP-TV (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn)
6/12/18 Summer meal programs can feed more students KMTV-TV (Omaha)
12/6/21 District starts food truck service KMVT-TV
7/1/21 California adopts universal school meals KNBC-TV (Los Angeles)
2/1/22 Federal proposal includes school lunch study KNDO-TV/KNDU-TV (Yakima, Wash.)
3/7/21 Free meal programs in RCAS see increased participation KOTA TV
10/18/19 Farm to table comes to elementary school KOTA-TV
11/22/21 District distributes food boxes for holiday KOVR-TV
4/14/21 California District Sees Fewer Families In Drive-Thru Lunch Program KPIX
7/7/22 Families worried about school lunch prices as inflation soars KRMG
10/8/20 New study finds link between food insecurity, unengaged distance learners KSAT-TV
10/13/21 District gets ahead of supply chain woes KSHB-TV
5/8/21 School District Lunch Ladies Make Hilarious Dancing Videos KSLTV
2/23/22 Supply shortage has schools improvising lunch menus KSLTV
11/29/21 Fewer free meal sign-ups affect district's funding KSNF-TV
4/20/22 Districts want extension of meal waivers to avoid "hunger cliff" KTHV-TV
1/7/22 School meal programs affected by supply chain woes KTRE-TV
3/11/21 Iowa district nutrition director petitions Congress for school lunch reform KTTC
12/9/20 Arkansas district extends free meal program for a week during winter break KTVE-TV
10/1/20 Arkansas district purchases food truck to expand services to its students KTVE/KARD
3/10/22 Schools concerned about end of meal waivers KTVX-TV (Salt Lake City)
5/29/19 CO schools to deliver summer meals in buses with student-created themes KUSA-TV
10/6/21 District opens commercial greenhouse to support school nutrition program KUSA-TV
3/4/21 Metro area school districts launch pilot program to target food insecurity, waste KVRR
1/14/22 Schools offer meals during COVID-19 closures KWTX-TV
12/11/18 Despite rollback, many Central Texas schools keep healthy lunches KXAN-TV Austin
7/28/21 Schools, food bank partner to expand food access KXXV-TV
2/18/22 Hot lunches: Free meals whet appetites in public schools Laconia Daily Sun
9/19/19 In La Crosse school gardens, future teachers see chance to grow LaCrosse Tribune
7/16/18 School lunches inspire hunt for no-blend smoothies, pea butter at ANC 2018 Las Vegas Review Journal
2/5/19 Snow days can mean no food for many students. One county in Kentucky solves that. Lexington Herald-Leader
5/3/22 'Everything is going up' — School kitchens feeling pinch of rising food prices Lincoln Journal Star
4/19/21 Bipartisan bill proposes expansion of summer meal program
5/16/22 School lunch menus are changing from bland to culturally appropriate Lohud
2/9/22 Free meals boost participation in district Los Altos Town Crier
2/28/19 Commentary: The latest threat to national security? Salty school lunches
10/5/20 Regional, local schools finding healthy, local options for lunch programs Mankato Free Press
6/1/21 Senator’s visit highlights school meals funding Mankato Free Press
8/29/21 California schools prepare for universal meals Marin Independent Journal
12/1/20 Schools find new ways to deliver free lunches during pandemic Marketplace
9/6/21 School cafeterias are looking for workers, too Marketplace
4/11/22 Tater tot casserole without tater tots? Rising costs stress school lunch programs. Marketplace
6/6/22 Pandemic rules for school lunch program expiring Marketplace
6/30/22 School lunches aren't free to everyone anymore. Some advocates think they should be.
3/10/20 One district ends buffet-style meals, salad bars as coronavirus precaution Mass Live
7/9/19 Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression Medical News Today


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