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4/4/19 How to raise vegetable eaters The New York Times
10/18/19 Trump Administration Delays Cuts to Food Stamps and School Meals The New York Times
1/9/20 What if Children Ran the School Lunchroom? The New York Times
1/18/20 Trump Targets Michelle Obama’s School Nutrition Guidelines on Her Birthday The New York Times
7/21/19 USDA announces record funding for farm-to-school grants The Packer
2/22/19 Whole Foods grants $500,000 to provide 150 salad bars to schools The Produce News
3/19/19 Principal is school breakfast champion The Roanoke (Va.) Times
6/5/19 State of Obesity School Meals and Snacks The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
10/30/19 The State of Childhood Obesity The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
5/6/20 School meals remain a lifeline for many The Salem News
3/12/20 Utah prepares to keep providing meals to students in need if coronavirus causes school closures The Salt Lake Tribune
3/11/20 How to talk to kids about the novel coronavirus The Seattle Times
10/1/20 Texas schools seeing steep declines in number of students getting free meals The Texas Tribune
4/5/19 School cafeteria workers are making meal kits for students in need The Today Show
9/25/19 Parents outraged by viral photo of student's 'pathetic' school lunch The Today Show
11/8/18 Students lunch with veterans The Vindicator
4/1/19 Lunch at 9 a.m.? That’s when a lot of schools start serving it to kids. The Washginton Post
6/10/19 Why is the USDA downplaying good news about this Obama-era school nutrition program? The Washington Post
10/30/19 School lunches have become more nutritious despite challenges, a look at eight elementary schools shows The Washington Post
12/6/20 Advocates say hunger, food anxiety grow during pandemic The Washington Times
9/19/19 INTERVIEW-From fine dining to $1 school lunches - the top chef trying to change how Americans eat Thomson Reuters Foundation
12/12/19 How Nutritious School Lunches Can Lead to Improved Health and Academic Outcomes Thrive Global
4/15/20 School meal programs press on amid coronavirus closings Times Herald
6/14/19 Nutritionist shares advice for raising a picky eater: 5 rules to follow at mealtimes Today Show
7/16/20 Beyond School Walls: How Federal, State and Local Entities are Adapting Policies to Ensure Student Access to Healthy Meals During the COVID-19 Pandemic Trust For America's Health
11/15/18 At School Lunch, Healthier Options are Overlooked When Juice is Available UConn Today
5/25/20 Another voice: The kids are not OK Ukiah Daily Journal
12/6/19 CDC: Schools aren't doing enough to teach kids about nutrition UPI
1/30/20 Report finds Americans are avoiding exercise and eating less healthy at a younger age UPI
7/29/20 School lunch program changes improved children's diets UPI
8/14/18 NY to Invest $1.5M in 'Farm-to-School' Lunch Programs US News
1/28/19 Shutdown resolution averts school lunch crisis US News
12/30/20 Miguel Cardona, Biden’s Pick for Education Secretary, Stares Down a Long To-Do List US News
9/18/18 Are School Health Lessons Harming Kids? Experts say some of what students are taught can lead to disordered eating. US News & World Report
3/26/19 How to get kids to try new foods US News & World Report
12/21/20 Educators, Students and Schools Come Up Short in Coronavirus Relief Package US News & World Report
3/26/19 Soda taxes, ad limits, better labels: Doctors want to limit sugary drinks for kids, teens USA Today
10/29/19 'Sitting in class hungry': Schools wary of Trump plan to end free school lunches for some USA Today
4/6/20 Cafeteria workers need support during the COVID-19 pandemic USA Today
6/1/20 School lunch programs are losing millions feeding hungry kids; they could be broke by fall USA Today
8/6/20 Kids' mental health can struggle during online school. Here's how teachers are planning ahead. USA Today
10/30/20 My students are up against COVID-19, economic despair, online learning and heedless adults USA Today
1/3/21 When teachers brought free lunch to kids amid COVID-19, they saw poverty up close USA Today
12/6/18 Responding to the Needs of Local Schools, USDA Publishes School Meals Final Rule USDA
6/19/19 Summer Food Service Program 2019 Infographic USDA
7/10/19 Successful Approaches to Reduce Sodium in School Meals Study USDA
7/10/19 Child Nutrition Reporting Burden Analysis Study USDA
7/16/19 USDA Announces Record-Breaking Funding for 2019 Farm to School Grants USDA
10/16/19 USDA Recognizes Hard-Working School Meals Professionals, Empowers Them to Do Right in School Lunchrooms USDA
1/20/20 USDA Announces School and Summer Meals Reforms USDA


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