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April 03, 2019

Schools Are Feeding Hungry Students With Meals That Would Have Gone to Waste

Three school districts in Indiana are partnering with a local nonprofit to send healthy frozen meals home on weekends with students whose families are food insecure.

January 22, 2019

School Cafeteria Workers: End Shutdown Before Lunch Money Runs Out

The School Nutrition Association has urged Congress and President Trump to end the government shutdown before a lapse in funding for school meal programs, which would hit states as soon as March.

December 06, 2018

Trump Administration Further Relaxes School Lunch Rules

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its final school rule on school meals Thursday, relaxing nutrition standards championed by former first lady Michelle Obama more than most advocates had expected.

June 13, 2018

There's a Free Program to Feed Hungry Kids During the Summer, But Many Miss Out

Of the 20 million children who ate free and reduced-price school lunches during the 2016-17 school year, only one out of seven participated in free summer meal programs, a report finds.

November 29, 2017

Agriculture Department Revises School Meal Rules Championed by Michelle Obama

The U.S. Department of Agriculture published revised school meal rules Wednesday, locking in a pledge Secretary Sonny Perdue made in May to ease heightened nutrition standards championed by former first lady Michelle Obama.

August 15, 2017

#FeedingOurStudents: Teachers Share How They Are Helping Fight Student Hunger

A recent survey showed that it's not uncommon for teachers to spend an average of $300 a year of their own funds on food for their students. Many said that they see firsthand how hungry students have more trouble concentrating, learning, and behaving in class. Education Week asked teachers: What does this look like in your school? Here are some of your answers.

August 09, 2017

Teachers Spend Hundreds of Dollars to Help Feed Students Who Are Hungry

A majority of teachers spend their own money to help ensure students have enough to eat, spending an average of $300 a year, according to a new survey.

July 26, 2017

Millions of Students Miss Out on School Meals During Summer

During the school year, 22 million students rely on free and reduced-price lunches, but only 4 million get summer meals. An Omaha, Neb., food truck program is helping to bridge the gap in that community.

June 15, 2017

Many Kids Who Eat Free School Lunches Have Few Options When School's Out

After years of growth, the number of children who eat federally subsidized free summer meals has declined, a new report finds. How does your state stack up?

June 06, 2017

Yes, You Can Text This Number to Find Free Summer Meals for Hungry Kids

A quick text message can help families locate nearby federally supported summer-meals sites, which are designed to meet the nutritional needs of children who rely on school lunches and breakfasts during the school year.

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