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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
12/22/20 SNA Welcomes School Meal Program Relief Funds School Nutrition Association
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
12/20/20 California district gives out nearly 35,000 meals to students for winter break The Daily Press
12/15/20 Vilsack chosen as Biden's Agriculture Secretary Politico
12/14/20 How schools plan to keep meals cooking amid colder weather, strained budgets K-12 Dive
12/13/20 Schools as community partners WRAL-TV
12/10/20 New Mexico district to provide meals for holiday break Valencia County News-Bulletin
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
12/9/20 Departing Trump administration wants to weaken nutrition rules for school meals Philadelphia Inquirer
12/8/20 Grocery kits are the 'secret sauce' to feed kids WJLA-TV
12/7/20 Coronavirus means school food is free across the U.S. What if it stayed that way? The Hechinger Report
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
12/3/20 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
12/1/20 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
11/23/20 Hungry at Thanksgiving: A Fall 2020 update on food insecurity in the U.S. Brookings Institute
11/16/20 Helping Children With Anxiety in the Pandemic New York Times
11/12/20 Not Enough to Eat: COVID-19 Deepens America’s Hunger Crisis Food Research & Action Council
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
11/5/20 School meal programs require new calculations in the pandemic Star Tribune
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
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
10/19/20 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
10/15/20 SNA Survey Finds School Meal Programs' Financial Losses Mount School Nutrition Association
10/14/20 Distance learning leaves officials struggling with how to feed students CBS News
10/14/20 School cafeteria debt dropped dramatically in recent months Daily Times Chronicle
10/12/20 Millions of students struggle with hunger CBS News
10/9/20 Trump Administration Extends Free Meals for Kids for Entire School Year USDA
10/8/20 New study finds link between food insecurity, unengaged distance learners KSAT-TV
10/6/20 Congress Averts Government Shutdown, Makes it Easier for Schools to Feed Hungry Kids Education Week
10/6/20 One On One: School Nutrition Association’s president on turning foodservice heroes into advocates Food Management
10/5/20 Regional, local schools finding healthy, local options for lunch programs Mankato Free Press
10/1/20 Schools Tackle COVID-19; SNA President shares how K-12 programs are holding up. Foodservice Equipment Reports
10/1/20 Arkansas district purchases food truck to expand services to its students KTVE/KARD


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