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OUR VIEW: Stand up for our kids and support healthy school lunches

May 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

We’ve heard the complaints about the new school lunches.

The kids don’t like the healthier food.

The kids don’t get enough to eat.

Too much of the food is wasted.

Most recently, we learned from Mitchell school officials that more than 10 …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

COLUMN: How many calories are in that Big Mac?

April 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Trudy Lieberman

Rural Health News Service

When you next eat at McDonald’s, here’s an exercise in consumer choice: Would you choose a Bacon Club House burger with 750 calories, a Big Mac with 550 calories or the premium McWrap with bacon and …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

U of M cuts local SNAP jobs

January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — The University of Minnesota’s Nobles County Extension Office and Extension Committee members learned Monday that nutrition education assistants Carol Langseth and Letica Rodriguez, who staff the SNAP-Ed program (Supplemental Nutriti…continue reading on dglobe.com

U of M cuts local SNAP jobs

January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — The University of Minnesota’s Nobles County Extension Office and Extension Committee members learned Monday that nutrition education assistants Carol Langseth and Letica Rodriguez, who staff the SNAP-Ed program (Supplemental Nutriti…continue reading on dglobe.com

Farmers have many reasons not to cry about farm bill

August 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

REDWOOD FALLS, Minn. Outside the Minnesota Corn Growers Association Farmfest tent, a sign urged people to go inside and send an email to U.S. lawmakers urging quick action on the federal farm bill. Continue Reading

Food pantry looks at healthier options

July 2, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Local organization requesting garden space, fresh food.
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Ag Secretary in Sioux Falls promoting healthier food choices

March 29, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Tom Vilsack says it makes no sense to compare a 100-calorie portion of broccoli to a 100-calorie portion of potato chips. Continue Reading

USDA secretary to visit South Dakota on Thursday

March 26, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack plans to visit South Dakota on Thursday afternoon to promote fruit and vegetable consumption and childhood nutrition.
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The big squeeze: Back-to-basics juicing delivers nutrition boost

March 19, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Juicing whole fruits and vegetables “floods the system” with concentrated enzymes and beneficial nutrients.
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Genetics expert to talk nutrition at SDSU

March 13, 2013 in The Daily Republic

BROOKINGS (AP) The president of the American Society of Human Genetics will be at South Dakota State University next week to talk about the role nutrition plays in genetics.
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