So far, children have not been as sickened by the coronavirus as adults. So why do officials talk about closing schools? And what does this mean for you as a parent? A public health expert explains.
March 13, 2020 • ~6 min
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America's poorest children won't get nutritious meals with school cafeterias closed due to the coronavirus
The millions of US children whose parents can't always afford enough nutritious food for their families get about a quarter of their calories from what they eat at school.
March 13, 2020 • ~5 min
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