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Bettina Elias Siegel is a nationally recognized writer and commentator on issues relating to children and food. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Houston Chronicle, and on her own blog, The Lunch Tray. Her first book, Kid Food: The Challenge of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World, was released by Oxford University Press in November 2019.

As Coronavirus Closes Schools, USDA Offers Limited Help to Kids Who Rely on School Meals

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Will a New Federal Law Finally Put an End to School Lunch Shaming?

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Advocates Said School Nutrition Rollbacks Were Unnecessary. A New USDA Study Backs Them Up.

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States Sue Trump Administration Over School Nutrition Roll-Backs

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Kids with School Lunch Debt Still Face Lunch-Shaming, Despite Outrage

NYC to Offer Free Lunch for All Students

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A Soil App Aims to Get Kids Deep into Dirt

‘Lunch Shaming’ Still on School Menus, Even After Proposed Law

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School Meal Standards Just Got Weaker—But Not As Much As You Think

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Keeping the ‘Fresh’ in Kids’ Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

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