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Mixing it up

October 30, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Don’t forget your lunch money

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

WINDOM — A majority of public school districts in Minnesota deny hot lunch — or any lunch in some cases — to children who can’t afford it.

In a survey released last week by Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, 46 Minnesota school districts told Mid-Mi…continue reading on

OPINION: School lunch should be part of the learning

April 7, 2013 in The Daily Republic

At the private school, there was no cafeteria; there was a dining room. Every day at noon, we dined at big round tables. We sat on chairs, not benches. The adult at the table led the conversation. Continue Reading

Changes proposed for school lunch programs

March 14, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Proposed legislation moving through the state Legislature would require that students who qualify for reduced-price lunches be provided with lunch at school regardless of the status of their lunch account. Continue Reading

Healthier schools: Bye-bye candy, greasy snacks

February 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Goodbye candy bars and sugary cookies. Hello baked chips and diet sodas. Continue Reading

USDA to allow more grains, meat in public school lunches

December 8, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON The Agriculture Department is responding to criticism over new school lunch rules by allowing more grains and meat in kids’ meals. Continue Reading

OTHER VIEW: A recipe for failure in schools

November 9, 2012 in The Daily Republic

It makes no sense for public schools to offer an allegedly healthy lunch menu that students won’t eat. It makes even less sense to assume younger students will be “educated” and therefore embrace a dull-as-sawdust menu when they enter middle school and high school.
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Rep. Noem calls for study of USDA school lunch rules

November 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON Rep. Kristi Noem joined House Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline, R-Minn., and Representative Phil Roe, M.D., R-Tenn., in requesting a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study on the new school lunch standards that are being implemented for the first time this year.
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Pre-legislative lunch planned for Dec. 11

November 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce will host a pre-legislative luncheon at noon Dec. 11 at The Depot in Mitchell.
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Review of lunch changes sought

September 15, 2012 in The Daily Republic

As complaints rise, congresswoman writes letter to ag secretary.

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