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Schools to get opt-out option on “pink slime” ground beef filler

March 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Amid a growing social media storm over so-called “lean finely textured beef,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture was set to announce today that starting in the fall schools involved in the national school lunch program will have the option of avoiding the product. Continue Reading

More hungry, needy Minnesota kids swell lunch lines

December 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

More Minnesota students are signing on for free or reduced-price meals, as middle-class families coping with cutbacks and foreclosures are becoming first-time users of the subsidized National School Lunch Program. It reflects a surge seen nationally. Continue Reading

Food fight: Pizza, fries stay on school lunch menus if Congress gets way

November 15, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The final version of a congressional spending bill released late Monday would unravel school lunch standards the Agriculture Department proposed earlier this year, which included limiting the use of potatoes on the lunch line and delaying limits on sodium and delaying a requirement to boost whole grains. Continue Reading

Kids say ‘potato’ and USDA says ‘poh-tay-NO’

September 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Valley has stake in proposal’s outcome
New guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture would eliminate potatoes altogether from school breakfasts and drastically reduce the amount of potatoes served in lunches. Continue Reading

New rules raise cost of school lunches

June 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Grand Forks school lunches to cost $2 at elementary; $2.25 at middle schools, high schoolsSchool lunch will cost a quarter more in Grand Forks this fall if a recommendation from the district’s nutrition director, spurred by new federal rules, is approved by the School Board.
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Opinion: The parents, not schools, should rule lunch debate

April 17, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Back in the stone age, I brought my noon meal to school in a Davy Crockett lunch box. It was made of cheap metal and, had I eaten it, the taste would have been similar to the sandwich inside usually bologna or tuna on soggy bread. My mother also included an apple (usually thrown, not ingested) and some Mallomars cookies: 800 calories each.
According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, my standard lunch would not have been acceptable at the Little Village Academy public school in the Windy City. Continue Reading

New guidelines would make school lunches healthier

January 14, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Agriculture Department proposal announced Thursday applies to lunches subsidized by the federal government. The guidelines would require schools to cut sodium in those meals by more than half, use more whole grains and serve low-fat milk. They also would limit kids to only one cup of starchy vegetables a week, so schools couldn’t offer french fries every day. Continue Reading

New guidelines would make school lunches healthier

January 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

School children would have to hold the fries and pick up more whole grains, fruits and vegetables on the lunch line under proposed new federal standards for school lunches. Continue Reading