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USDA lifts limits on school lunches

January 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

By David Luessen/The Jamestown Sun
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has permanently eliminated portion-size limits on meat and grains in school lunches as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
The USDA had suspended the limits in…continue reading on jamestownsun.com

USDA lifts limits on school lunches

January 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

By David Luessen/The Jamestown Sun
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has permanently eliminated portion-size limits on meat and grains in school lunches as required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
The USDA had suspended the limits in…continue reading on jamestownsun.com

Despite troubles at senior center, Meals on Wheels will continue

July 11, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The local Meals on Wheels program will keep rolling, no matter what the future holds for the Alexandria Senior Center.
As reported in an Echo Press story last month, the center is facing financial challenges. It recently cashed in a certificate of deposit of $59,200 to stay afloat and faces expenses of $5,000 per month. Continue Reading

New service sells fresh meals for families

December 27, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Get Fresh! offers chance to make or order healthy meals for later consumption.
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Need for Meals on Wheels keeps on rolling

October 2, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

Right now, 8.3 million seniors experience food insecurity in the U.S., and by 2025, it is estimated that this number will grow to 9.5 million.
Enter Meals on Wheels, a nationwide program that delivers meals to the elderly, homebound and disabled.
In Douglas County, more than 140 people receive meals from this program and similar programs take place in Osakis, Glenwood, Hoffman and Parkers Prairie. Continue Reading

Willmar school lunches featured on Facebook page honoring good school nutrition

February 22, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Willmar’s school meals are being featured today and tomorrow on the Facebook page “School Meals That Rock.” Continue Reading

RCW students learning more about taste and texture of fresh, raw foods

February 2, 2012 in West Central Tribune

RENVILLE Bananas, grapes and apples are some of the more popular snacks at the Renville County West School these days.
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Donation funds shelf-stable meals for seniors

February 2, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Lutheran Social Service is celebrating five years of delivering nutritious meals to seniors in southwest Minnesota by forging a partnership with Wal-Mart to provide aging residents in the senior dining program with shelf-stable meals. Continue Reading

School’s summer food program feeds many

July 2, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

During the summer, area schools give away free lunch and breakfast to anyone 18 and younger. Continue Reading

School Board reviews proposed federal changes to meals

April 19, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

The Jamestown Public School Board discussed proposed changes to federal requirements for school meals at Monday’s board meeting.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is currently working to rewrite the rules for what is offered to students during school meals across the country.
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