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1/17/19 Less beef, more beans. Experts say world needs a new diet. The Associated Press
11/18/19 Let the kids eat their free lunches while we sort this problem out Star Tribune
3/16/21 Local officials, parents fight to keep cost-free meals coming for kids WRDW
6/23/21 Longer lunch periods could improve nutrition Contemporary Pediatrics
4/1/19 Lunch at 9 a.m.? That’s when a lot of schools start serving it to kids. The Washginton Post
11/7/21 Lunch Crunch: Supply chain issues, labor shortages lead to school lunch disruptions Daily Journal
5/11/20 Madison County Schools delivering four times as many meals to students since March Citizen Times
7/21/19 Make nutrition fun for children this summer Miami Times
7/22/19 Marketing school meals Food Management One-on-One Podcast
12/9/20 Maryland district flooded with meal-kit orders in first day Herald-Mail
10/16/21 Mass. governor signs law to expand free school meals The Patriot Ledger
7/19/22 Massachusetts budget extends free school meal program Boston Globe
1/3/22 Massachusetts considers adopting universal school meals Boston Herald
4/13/21 Massachusetts State Lawmakers Want To Offer Free School Meals Permanently WBZ News Radio
8/1/22 Massachusetts to pilot universal school meal program Western Mass News
12/7/21 Meal-ingredient costs increase in district Turlock Journal
1/19/21 Meeting the need: Schools find ways to serve up meals for kids amid the pandemic Philadelphia Inquirer
3/4/21 Metro area school districts launch pilot program to target food insecurity, waste KVRR
2/5/19 Mid-Michigan community feeds children in need during week off school WNEM-TV
7/13/22 Miffed over navy bean recipe, students take on federal school lunch program Agweek
12/30/20 Miguel Cardona, Biden’s Pick for Education Secretary, Stares Down a Long To-Do List US News
4/30/19 Milk machine helps curb waste at elementary school Food Management
8/26/20 Millions of children threatened by hunger need Congress to come together CNN
3/21/22 Millions of children will miss healthy school meals when pandemic relief expires NPR
3/9/22 Millions of kids face risk of hunger if Congress doesn't extend pandemic school lunch waivers CNN
10/12/20 Millions of students struggle with hunger CBS News
11/15/18 Minnesota district receives more food and supplies for significantly less effort District Administration
4/7/21 Minnesota Foodservice Director Honored for Work Morrison County Record
9/27/21 Minnesota high school commits to offering more plant-based protein meals KMSP-TV (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn)
1/15/19 Minnesota lawmakers grapple with filling gaps during shutdown Star Tribune
1/25/21 Minnesota middle school awarded $10,000 grant for new breakfast program CCX Media
3/13/20 Minnesota schools advised to stay in session Star Tribune
8/12/19 Minnesota seeks applicants for farm-to-school and farm-to-childcare grants Star Tribune
5/29/18 MN Food Resources for Kids When School's Out Public News Service
2/13/19 MN Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Support Farm-to-School Programs Public News Service
1/20/20 More Pizza And Fries? USDA Proposes To 'Simplify' Obama-Era School Lunch Rules WUSF-FM
2/5/19 Most U.S. kids not meeting sleep, exercise and screen time targets Reuters
7/16/20 Mpls Public Schools extends free meals program; St. Paul Public Schools hits milestone with 5 million meals served KARE 11
10/30/20 My students are up against COVID-19, economic despair, online learning and heedless adults USA Today
10/16/19 National School Lunch Week: Free and Reduced lunch makes all the difference for students WZDX-TV
4/14/21 Nationwide Waiver of Community Eligibility Provision Deadlines in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs USDA
5/11/20 Nearly 1 in 5 US kids are obese, according to latest data AP News
10/18/19 Nearly 5 Million American Kids Are Obese, New Study Finds HealthDay
6/14/19 New act would allow schools to serve whole, 2% milk WJAC-TV
2/22/22 New bill seeks raise reimbursement rate for school lunch FoodService Director
5/19/22 New law requires Illinois schools to offer a plant-based lunch alternative to students FoodService Director
7/13/21 New law will require Maine public schools to provide free meals to all students WCSH-TV (Portland, Maine)
12/10/20 New Mexico district to provide meals for holiday break Valencia County News-Bulletin
12/20/18 New program in WI teaches kids about nutrition and culinary education WEAU-TV
2/10/20 New Report Shows Breakfast After the Bell Can Significantly Reduce Chronic Absenteeism No Kid Hungry


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