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
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
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
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.
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
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
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