Minnesota Districts Move To Healthy, Locally Sourced MealsMinnesota schools are replacing pizza and chicken tenders at lunch with fresher, locally grown foods as education leaders and nutritionists rethink the school meal system.
St. Paul School Starts GoFundMe To Pay Off Lunch DebtNo child should have to go hungry. That's why a local charter school is trying to help pay off lunch debt for families in need.
KID Pack Program Serves School Lunches During Summer BreakIt's exciting for many that school is out, but also frightening if you are one of many kids who rely on free or reduced lunch.
Donors Erase Student Lunch Debts In Mpls., Across U.S.Ashley C. Ford felt driven to act by a sad fact of life in the nation's school cafeterias: Kids with unpaid lunch accounts are often embarrassed with a substitute meal of a cold cheese sandwich and a carton of milk.
Donors Pay Off Overdue School Lunch AccountsThe money raised will pay off lunch balances for nearly 2,000 students who don't qualify for the free lunch program.
Anoka-Hennepin Taps Debt Collectors For Overdue Lunch MoneyThe Anoka-Hennepin School District is racking up serious debt for unpaid school meals. Noah Atlas, director of child nutrition, says the district has seen student meal debt increase by 50 percent in the last few years.
Free Meal Program Offers Lunch To Needy Students During Summer MonthsWhen classes end for the school year many children lose access to healthy meals -- that's why the effort to offer free summer meals is growing.
Good Question: Why Don't Most Schools Have Recess Before Lunch?When we were growing up, you always had recess after lunch. But new research shows that children will eat 54 percent more fruits and vegetables at lunch if they eat after recess. "Recess is often held after lunch so children hurry to 'finish' so that they can go play. This results in wasted fruits and vegetables," Dr. David Just of Cornell University said.
Wayzata High School Opts Out Of Federal Lunch Program Any parent will tell you that trying to get kids to eat healthier is tricky business, particularly for teenagers.
Twin Cities Schools Launch Minnesota ThursdaysStudents in Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools will eat lunch food that comes from Minnesota farmers on the first Thursday of every month. School administrators say Minnesota Thursdays stems from the Farm to School programs at both districts.
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Franken Wants The Federal Gov’t To Cover School Lunch Co-PayMinnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken wants the federal government, not the state government, to cover the 40-cent co-pay required if a child can't come up with the money in the school lunch line.
Minn. House Votes To Kick In School Lunch MoneyThe Minnesota House on Thursday voted unanimously to guarantee children don't get denied a school lunch for lack of money. The bill, which passed 130-0, gained traction amid reports that some districts either denied lunches to kids who couldn't afford them or gave them a lesser meal than their peers.
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Eagan Student Stirs Up Lunch Menu With Research ProjectErik Hillesheim, a senior at Eagan High School, worked with Schwan's Food Service to develop a research and sales and marketing project for the school’s lunch program.