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Trending this week: Study finds COVID policies almost doubled summer meal participation

This week on Food Management 29 K-12 director and manager Foodservice Heroes who made a difference over the past year ranked as the weeks to story.

In other news, a new study conducted by Mathematica for the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that in July of 2020, the Summer Food Service Program served meals to at least 5 million children, which was almost double the number of children who received meals through the program in each of the five previous summers. The National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option, another federal summer child nutrition program, saw an increase of at least 18% from 1.1 million children served nationwide to 1.3 million children served in the 40 states that reported data for this analysis.

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