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10/6/20 One On One: School Nutrition Association’s president on turning foodservice heroes into advocates Food Management
10/8/20 New study finds link between food insecurity, unengaged distance learners KSAT-TV
10/9/20 Trump Administration Extends Free Meals for Kids for Entire School Year USDA
10/12/20 Millions of students struggle with hunger CBS News
10/14/20 School cafeteria debt dropped dramatically in recent months Daily Times Chronicle
10/14/20 Distance learning leaves officials struggling with how to feed students CBS News
10/15/20 SNA Survey Finds School Meal Programs' Financial Losses Mount School Nutrition Association
10/19/20 CDC: Nearly 20% of U.S. Kids Don't Get Breakfast MedPage Today
10/19/20 Thinking HACCP in a COVID-19 world School Nutrition
10/19/20 Stretching your budget with USDA Foods School Nutrition Magazine
10/19/20 Please, take the meals. Tips for explaining the complexities of school nutrition funding to parents. School Nutrition Magazine
10/25/20 Study: Participation in afterschool nutrition programs was rising before pandemic Fern's Ag Insider
10/25/20 Oakland Unified School District navigates school meal participation challenges Food Management
10/25/20 How schools can build physical activity into classroom instruction District Administration
10/30/20 Are ‘Kidfluencers’ Making Our Kids Fat? New York Times
10/30/20 Districts Anxious About Plunge in Meal-Program Applicants Education Week
10/30/20 My students are up against COVID-19, economic despair, online learning and heedless adults USA Today
11/5/20 School meal programs require new calculations in the pandemic Star Tribune
11/11/20 Schools Are Struggling to Feed Our Kids—Here's What Parents Can Do to Help Parents
11/11/20 What's for lunch? Students learn about voting in mock election KEYC-TV
11/11/20 School Closures During COVID-19: Opportunitiesfor Innovation in Meal Service American Journal of Public Health
11/12/20 Not Enough to Eat: COVID-19 Deepens America’s Hunger Crisis Food Research & Action Council
11/16/20 Helping Children With Anxiety in the Pandemic New York Times
11/23/20 Hungry at Thanksgiving: A Fall 2020 update on food insecurity in the U.S. Brookings Institute
12/1/20 How schools are navigating meal logistics during pandemic K-12 Dive
12/1/20 Schools find new ways to deliver free lunches during pandemic Marketplace
12/3/20 A mindfulness expert's tips for helping kids find calm Star Tribune
12/3/20 5 mood-boosting foods that may make you happier, according to a dietitian Insider
12/6/20 Cut off: School closings leave rural students isolated Associated Press
12/6/20 Advocates say hunger, food anxiety grow during pandemic The Washington Times
12/7/20 Coronavirus means school food is free across the U.S. What if it stayed that way? The Hechinger Report
12/8/20 Grocery kits are the 'secret sauce' to feed kids WJLA-TV
12/9/20 Departing Trump administration wants to weaken nutrition rules for school meals Philadelphia Inquirer
12/9/20 Maryland district flooded with meal-kit orders in first day Herald-Mail
12/9/20 Arkansas district extends free meal program for a week during winter break KTVE-TV
12/10/20 New Mexico district to provide meals for holiday break Valencia County News-Bulletin
12/13/20 Schools as community partners WRAL-TV
12/14/20 How schools plan to keep meals cooking amid colder weather, strained budgets K-12 Dive
12/15/20 Vilsack chosen as Biden's Agriculture Secretary Politico
12/20/20 California district gives out nearly 35,000 meals to students for winter break The Daily Press
12/21/20 Educators, Students and Schools Come Up Short in Coronavirus Relief Package US News & World Report
12/21/20 The wait is nearly over: Congress set to provide over $50 billion for public schools ChalkBeat
12/22/20 SNA Welcomes School Meal Program Relief Funds School Nutrition Association
12/23/20 Stimulus bill includes funds to offset child nutrition program losses Food Management
12/23/20 Connecticut District distributes 63,000 meals for winter break Record-Journal
12/23/20 Why a Minnesota school district kicked a la carte to the curb Food Management
12/29/20 Schools lunch program adapts to changing education schedules Foxboro Reporter
12/30/20 Miguel Cardona, Biden’s Pick for Education Secretary, Stares Down a Long To-Do List US News
12/31/20 Summer Food Service Program; 2021 Reimbursement Rates Federal Register
1/3/21 When teachers brought free lunch to kids amid COVID-19, they saw poverty up close USA Today


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“Kids love the food. They are so fascinated, so excited for the menu. They like that they have different choices for foods and veggies. Even the staff love the food.”
Fardos Jama : Minnesota International Middle School