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6/11/18 Gourmet on a budget: Chefs throw down their best $1.25 school lunch ideas The Day (New London, CT)
3/17/23 Governor Walz signs free school meals bill for Minnesota students KARE 11
12/8/20 Grocery kits are the 'secret sauce' to feed kids WJLA-TV
5/21/20 Health Experts Say Schools Can Reopen in the Fall — But With Some Big Changes EdSurge
6/16/23 Healthier school lunches may have curbed childhood obesity, new study finds Education Week
3/3/21 Healthy Meals at No Charge Serveddigizine
8/30/19 Helping Children to Learn to Eat Well New York Times
11/16/20 Helping Children With Anxiety in the Pandemic New York Times
1/26/21 Here's what happened when COVID-19 forced a school's entire cafeteria staff into quarantine Canton Rep
4/30/19 HHFKA had significant nutrition impact on school meals Food Management
12/21/21 High school adopts flexible lunch period WTMJ-TV
4/1/19 High School clubs start food pantry to help hungry peers Baraboo News Republic
5/10/22 High school nutrition team hires students to combat staffing challenges FoodService Director
8/20/21 High school shifts lunch to classrooms WCBD-TV
4/18/22 High school to convert cafeteria waste into compost for sale The Sun Chronicle
6/6/19 High school’s breakfast sales skyrocket with after-the-bell kiosks Food Management
7/28/21 High-schoolers grow 5% of district's produce Food Management
10/12/18 Hospital's Fitness and Nutrition in Schools Program puts greenhouses in schools Ocala Star Banner
7/18/19 Hot and Hungry Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center
11/14/21 Hot dog tortillas and bagged salads: School lunches take on new look USA Today
2/18/22 Hot lunches: Free meals whet appetites in public schools Laconia Daily Sun
6/9/23 How 1 woman is helping settle school lunch debt, advocating for universal free lunch Good Morning America
8/14/23 How 8 US states pay for free lunch for public school students Business Insider
3/5/19 How a federal free meal program affected school poverty stats The Hechinger Report
10/11/22 How can schools measure student poverty beyond free and reduced-price meal data? K-12 Dive
1/20/23 How K-12 operators are tackling labor and supply chain issues FoodService Director
7/16/19 How Logging Morning Miles Helps These Kids Learn to Love School Runners World
5/22/19 How Movement and Exercise Help Kids Learn Mindshift/KQED
12/12/19 How Nutritious School Lunches Can Lead to Improved Health and Academic Outcomes Thrive Global
11/28/22 How one organization is reducing food waste in Rhode Island schools FoodService Director
12/17/21 How one school nutrition professional is building community on Instagram Foodservice Director
8/23/18 How Physical Fitness May Promote School Success The New York Times
1/5/23 How school lunch is made. It's more complicated than you think. Yahoo News
2/20/22 How school meals have changed over time The Exponent Telegram (West Virginia)
12/1/20 How schools are navigating meal logistics during pandemic K-12 Dive
10/25/20 How schools can build physical activity into classroom instruction District Administration
12/14/20 How schools plan to keep meals cooking amid colder weather, strained budgets K-12 Dive
9/3/19 How St. Cloud schools plan to go 'zero waste' in the lunchroom St. Cloud Times
9/7/23 How states are responding after federal funding for free school meals for all ends PBS Newshour
10/24/19 How Students Would Improve Their School Lunch Experience NPR MindShift
1/14/19 How the shutdown is starting to impact schools EdWeek Blog
3/26/19 How to get kids to try new foods US News & World Report
8/26/19 How to handle back-to-school dietary restrictions Philly Voice
8/6/20 How to Help Students Get Used to Masks Edutopia
11/20/19 How to lure hungry students? Schools learn from malls Valliant News
4/4/19 How to raise vegetable eaters The New York Times
3/11/20 How to talk to kids about the novel coronavirus The Seattle Times
9/24/20 How to Tame Your Snack Monster New York Times
6/28/21 How town's public schools kept kids fed during pandemic YourArlington (Arlington, Mass.)
3/2/20 How US schools are preparing for the coronavirus CNN


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