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8/15/19 Did Someone Say Lunch?: The Importance Of Longer School Lunch, A VOX ATL Teen’s View WABE/GA Public Radio
12/11/18 Despite rollback, many Central Texas schools keep healthy lunches KXAN-TV Austin
2/17/20 DeRusha Eats: School Lunches At Prior Lake-Savage Schools WCCO CBS Minnesota
12/9/20 Departing Trump administration wants to weaken nutrition rules for school meals Philadelphia Inquirer
9/25/19 Debate grows over chocolate milk in schools: Many fear a ban would hurt kids' health, economy WHAM-TV
11/12/19 Dealing with ‘lunch shaming’ with Oakland Schools’ Lori Adkins Food Management One-on-One Podcast
12/6/20 Cut off: School closings leave rural students isolated Associated Press
9/25/19 Current obesity rates linked to dietary habits from decades ago; What consumers eat as children can predict how their diet will develop as adults Consumer Affairs
1/26/21 Crowded cafeterias a thing of the past during the pandemic Shelby Star
1/15/21 Creating a Menu of Healthy School Meals, While Seeking Student Input Education Week
2/1/21 COVID-19’s toll on school nutrition programs School Business Affairs
6/15/20 COVID-19 heightens fears about child hunger over summer break Faribault Daily News
3/13/20 Coronavirus-relief bill aims to expand free school lunch program ABC News
3/12/20 Coronavirus Resources: Teaching, Learning and Thinking Critically New York Times
12/7/20 Coronavirus means school food is free across the U.S. What if it stayed that way? The Hechinger Report
3/7/20 Coronavirus is Closing Schools. Here’s What it Means for Millions of Kids Who Rely on School Meals. Civil Eats
12/23/20 Connecticut District distributes 63,000 meals for winter break Record-Journal
10/6/20 Congress Averts Government Shutdown, Makes it Easier for Schools to Feed Hungry Kids Education Week
10/11/18 Composting, Farm-to-Table concepts gain at elementary school recognition Port Orange Observer
3/18/19 Community Action Partnership builds on Saint Paul’s diversity to bring nutrition to life Resilience
9/6/20 Commentary: We need healthy school lunches in the era of COVID-19 The Chicago Tribune
2/28/19 Commentary: The latest threat to national security? Salty school lunches Madison.com
12/12/19 Colorado School Taps Container Farm for Classroom, Food Stand Public News Service
4/23/19 Colo. looks to waive reduced-priced lunch fee for eligible high schoolers Foodservice Director
11/27/18 College of Public Health builds healthy eating habits in rural schools The Daily Iowan
5/29/19 CO schools to deliver summer meals in buses with student-created themes KUSA-TV
9/20/20 Clarification on NSLP-SBP Meal Pattern Rules for SY 2020-21 School Nutrition Association
2/3/20 CKC News: Remembering Caravan Serai CKC Good Food
3/9/20 Children consume more calories from post-game snacks than they burn playing sports Healio
5/7/20 Children are going hungry without school meals - and it doesn't have to be this way Newsweek
10/2/19 Children are counting on Congress to save their school meal programs The Hill
7/10/19 Child Nutrition Reporting Burden Analysis Study USDA
1/27/20 Child nutrition advocates speak out about proposed USDA changes to school meals Food Management
12/6/19 CDC: Schools aren't doing enough to teach kids about nutrition UPI
10/19/20 CDC: Nearly 20% of U.S. Kids Don't Get Breakfast MedPage Today
5/21/19 Can We Stop Kids From Being Shamed Over School Lunch Debt? Civil Eats
7/18/19 Can Ramen, Fish Nuggets And Flavor Stations Teach Kids To Love School Lunch? St. Louis Public Radio
1/4/21 California school district improves scratch-cooking program during pandemic Food Management
4/8/21 California moving to pioneer free meals for all students EdSource
12/20/20 California district gives out nearly 35,000 meals to students for winter break The Daily Press
4/6/20 Cafeteria workers need support during the COVID-19 pandemic USA Today
4/1/19 Breakfast After the Bell will serve up student success MinnPost
2/24/20 Both moms and dads need to model healthy eating, researchers say Minn Post
2/17/20 Booker, Cornyn introduce bill to fund school nutrition programs The Hill
8/22/19 Blender bikes spotlight K-12 district’s farm-to-table program Food Management
9/12/18 Bismarck Public School brings fresh, locally produced veggies into schools Bismarck Tribune
6/20/19 Bill introduced to end student lunch debt shaming ABC News
1/20/20 Bill Aims To Have More Students Eating School Breakfasts WBZ-TV
1/22/21 Biden Signs Executive Order to Boost Food Benefits for Children Missing School Meals Education Week
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

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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