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Rep. Kline Calls Russian Behavior ‘Way Beyond The Pale’

U.S. Rep. John Kline talked about the Malaysian Airlines disaster, school lunches and more with Esme Murphy on WCCO Sunday Morning.

07/20/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Mpls. Public Schools’ True Food Chef Council

At Steven Brown’s award-winning Tilia in south Minneapolis, you won’t find mac and cheese on the “Cootie Catcher” kids’ menu. The shrimp fried rice is good, real, scratch cooking. But Brown’s making good kids’ food inside and out of his restaurant.

05/17/2014

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Mpls. Schools Receive $550K Grant To Improve School Lunches

Over the years, school lunches have gotten a bad reputation. But recently, there have been many new efforts to improve the taste and nutrition of cafeteria food. Life Time Fitness announced Tuesday that its foundation is awarding a $550,000 grant to Minneapolis Public Schools. The money will be used to purchase new food-service equipment and enable the nutrition staff to remove unhealthy ingredients from school menus.

05/06/2014

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2-11-14 The Morning Take On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Will the state take action to prevent kids school lunches from being tossed? Listen to today’s TAKE with Blois Olson

02/12/2014

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Study: MN Schools Toss Lunches When Students Can’t Pay

The news story provoked national outrage as school children in Utah had their lunches tossed in the garbage because they didn’t have enough money to pay for them. But it turns out something similar is happening in Minnesota, as well.

02/11/2014

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Ask a Chef: Best Back To School Lunch Recipes

Even highly trained chefs deal with kid critics when it comes to lunch box offerings. The Executive Chef of Shaw’s Crab House in Chicago says use fresh ingredients and a little risk and you get fewer orders of pb&j this school year.

07/15/2013

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Students Give New Lunches An ‘F’

New federal guidelines are changing what students eat at school, and a lot of them aren’t happy about it.

10/03/2012

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Tips To Get Ready For The School Year

It won’t be long before kids across the state head back to school. All week, WCCO This Morning is working to help make sure you and your family are ready.

08/21/2012

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New, Healthier Guidelines For School Lunches

It’s almost time for kids to go back to school. And for parents that means time to start packing lunches again.

08/20/2012

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Farm-To-School Program Nourishes Students, Farmers

Fresh farm produce in school lunches. That’s the goal of the Farm-to-School program.

05/14/2012

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Mpls Schools To Offer Fresh & Locally Grown Foods

Minneapolis Schools are joining the growing list of districts that are reinventing lunch time.

05/07/2012

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Mpls Students Fed Up With Being Underfed At Lunch

Two sixth grade students, Talia Bradley and Antonia Ritter feel too rushed to eat their school lunch at Minneapolis’ Seward Montessori.

04/30/2012

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Federal Gov’t Making School Lunches Healthier For Kids

School lunches for kids are about to get a lot healthier. The government is announcing new nutrition standards for school meals.

01/25/2012

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Black Hawk Middle School Honored For School Lunches

It may be a sign of how far standards have fallen in the U.S. that a Twin Cities school is being recognized Tuesday, simply for serving healthy food.

09/27/2011

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More Minnesota School Lunches Are Locally Grown

Minnesota students are eating more fresh, locally grown produce in school lunches this year.

09/09/2011

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