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St. Mary’s School promotes healthy snacks

January 15, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Pears, peppers and pineapple are climbing up the list of favorites at St. Mary’s Elementary School in Alexandria. Over the past year, St. Mary’s staff has learned how to promote a healthy snack and get kids to eat it. Continue Reading

CDC: Bread, rolls biggest source of salt in American diet

February 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The surprising finding comes in a government report released today that includes a list of the top 10 sources of sodium. Salty snacks such as potato chips, pretzels and popcorn actually came in at the bottom of the list compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even CDC officials were amazed that just 10 foods are responsible for 44 percent of the sodium consumed.
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OBIT: Arch West, 97, creator of Doritos tortilla chips

September 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Arch West, the retired Frito-Lay executive credited with creating Doritos, died Tuesday of natural causes at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. “We are tossing Doritos chips in before they put the dirt over the urn,” said his daughter, Jana Hacker of Allen, Texas. “He’ll love it.”
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Kraft Foods plans to split into 2 companies

August 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Kraft Foods Inc. said today that it plans to split into two publicly traded companies, with one concentrating on its snack business like Oreo cookies and Trident gum while the other focuses on the North American grocery business, which includes Kraft cheese and Maxwell House coffee. Continue Reading

S.D. supreme court upholds buyout in Link’s jerky case

December 30, 2010 in West Central Tribune

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) The South Dakota Supreme Court says a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest beef jerky companies must pay a son of the company’s founder $16.5 million for his shares of the South Dakota subsidiary. Continue Reading