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2/8/21 FRAC says free school breakfast is crucial to addressing hunger, academic performance The Fern
2/8/21 Schools plan for potential of remote learning into the fall AP News
2/4/21 All North Dakota K-12 public school students could get free meals for two years under bill Inforum
2/1/21 COVID-19’s toll on school nutrition programs School Business Affairs
1/26/21 Crowded cafeterias a thing of the past during the pandemic Shelby Star
1/26/21 The Pandemic Reveals Racial Gaps in School Meal Access Civil Eats
1/26/21 Here's what happened when COVID-19 forced a school's entire cafeteria staff into quarantine Canton Rep
1/25/21 Minnesota middle school awarded $10,000 grant for new breakfast program CCX Media
1/22/21 School Nutrition Association calls for universal free meals for students 'as an intergal part of education' Food Navigator-USA
1/22/21 SNA Releases 2021 Position Paper School Nutrition Association
1/22/21 Biden Signs Executive Order to Boost Food Benefits for Children Missing School Meals Education Week
1/21/21 5 Steps Schools Are Taking to Help Feed Children During the Pandemic Bismarck Tribune
1/20/21 When demand for meal kits skyrocketed, one Maryland district rose to the occasion Food Management
1/19/21 Why Billions In Food Aid Hasn't Gotten To Needy Families MPR News
1/19/21 Meeting the need: Schools find ways to serve up meals for kids amid the pandemic Philadelphia Inquirer
1/19/21 9 fun new K-12 school lunch menu items kids will devour Food Management
1/15/21 As Demand for Food Grows Under Coronavirus, Schools Step Up Education Week
1/15/21 In Houston, School Meals Are About Expanding Equity and Improving Climate Education Week
1/15/21 Creating a Menu of Healthy School Meals, While Seeking Student Input Education Week
1/7/21 To Balance Budget, Districts Offer Meals For All Families Regardless of Income The Independent News
1/4/21 California school district improves scratch-cooking program during pandemic Food Management
1/3/21 When teachers brought free lunch to kids amid COVID-19, they saw poverty up close USA Today
12/31/20 Summer Food Service Program; 2021 Reimbursement Rates Federal Register
12/30/20 Miguel Cardona, Biden’s Pick for Education Secretary, Stares Down a Long To-Do List US News
12/29/20 Schools lunch program adapts to changing education schedules Foxboro Reporter
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 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
12/8/20 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 Advocates say hunger, food anxiety grow during pandemic The Washington Times
12/6/20 Cut off: School closings leave rural students isolated Associated Press
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


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