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1/14/19 How the shutdown is starting to impact schools EdWeek Blog
10/24/19 How Students Would Improve Their School Lunch Experience NPR MindShift
9/3/19 How St. Cloud schools plan to go 'zero waste' in the lunchroom St. Cloud Times
12/14/20 How schools plan to keep meals cooking amid colder weather, strained budgets K-12 Dive
10/25/20 How schools can build physical activity into classroom instruction District Administration
12/1/20 How schools are navigating meal logistics during pandemic K-12 Dive
8/23/18 How Physical Fitness May Promote School Success The New York Times
12/12/19 How Nutritious School Lunches Can Lead to Improved Health and Academic Outcomes Thrive Global
5/22/19 How Movement and Exercise Help Kids Learn Mindshift/KQED
7/16/19 How Logging Morning Miles Helps These Kids Learn to Love School Runners World
3/5/19 How a federal free meal program affected school poverty stats The Hechinger Report
7/18/19 Hot and Hungry Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center
10/12/18 Hospital's Fitness and Nutrition in Schools Program puts greenhouses in schools Ocala Star Banner
6/6/19 High school’s breakfast sales skyrocket with after-the-bell kiosks Food Management
4/1/19 High School clubs start food pantry to help hungry peers Baraboo News Republic
4/30/19 HHFKA had significant nutrition impact on school meals Food Management
1/26/21 Here's what happened when COVID-19 forced a school's entire cafeteria staff into quarantine Canton Rep
11/16/20 Helping Children With Anxiety in the Pandemic New York Times
8/30/19 Helping Children to Learn to Eat Well New York Times
3/3/21 Healthy Meals at No Charge Serveddigizine
5/21/20 Health Experts Say Schools Can Reopen in the Fall — But With Some Big Changes EdSurge
12/8/20 Grocery kits are the 'secret sauce' to feed kids WJLA-TV
6/11/18 Gourmet on a budget: Chefs throw down their best $1.25 school lunch ideas The Day (New London, CT)
8/7/19 Gourmet burgers? Yes, school lunches have changed WXIA-TV
9/13/18 Good breakfast equals good grades Voice of America
3/7/21 Free meal programs in RCAS see increased participation KOTA TV
3/4/19 Free meal program increases productivity and attendance Huntington (WV) Herald Dispatch
2/8/21 FRAC says free school breakfast is crucial to addressing hunger, academic performance The Fern
2/9/21 FRAC Report Underscores School Breakfast Participation Critical to Combatting Childhood Hunger, Learning Loss Caused by COVID-19 Food Research and Action Center
2/15/20 FRAC report finds 12.4M students received free and reduced-price breakfasts last year Education Dive
3/23/20 Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide Serious Eats
2/19/20 Food Research & Action Center School Breakfast Scorecard shows school breakfast participation up slightly overall, but flat among low-income students Food Management
6/25/20 Food Inequality Crisis Deepens in U.S. Under Pandemic’s Pressure Bloomberg
3/12/19 Food for thought: At-risk kids should be eating school breakfasts Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
2/22/20 Food Fight: How 2 Trump Proposals Could Bite Into School Lunch NPR
3/26/21 Florida County Public Schools expands school meals to seven-day meal bundles Food Management
6/12/18 Female teens, young women get less exercise than male counterparts NPR
10/18/19 Farm to table comes to elementary school KOTA-TV
8/17/20 Fall K-12 menu options lean on individually wrapped grab and go Food Management
4/30/20 Endless Summer Puts Homebound Kids at Risk for Weight Gain New York Times
4/8/21 Elementary School holds lunch in classes
12/21/20 Educators, Students and Schools Come Up Short in Coronavirus Relief Package US News & World Report
3/19/19 Education officials welcome governor's proposal to fully fund school breakfast Wisconsin Public Radio
3/2/20 Eat.Move.Connect. Tip: March is National Nutrition Month Hutchinson Leader
10/30/20 Districts Anxious About Plunge in Meal-Program Applicants Education Week
9/24/20 District trades breakfasts and lunches for grocery bags Food Management
6/16/19 District solves challenge of new hour-long lunch Food Management
8/1/19 District provides students regular meals while resolving lunch debt with families WKOW-TV
7/9/19 District finds success with family-style meal service Food Management
10/14/20 Distance learning leaves officials struggling with how to feed students CBS News


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