ND Legislature Considering Free Lunch for Students

A little over a third of North Dakota students use the free or reduced lunch program, and two bills in the ND Legislature taking on the issue. One approach is for universal free lunch, the second approach is to make sure every student eats and and is never made to feel ashamed of holding a

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Minnesota lawmakers advance universal school lunch bill

Another North Dakota neighbor is contemplating keeping kids fed while they’re at school. Last week we pointed you to a similar story out of Montana, this week the source is Minnesota. And the rationale behind the legislative bills is similar — school performance, shame and stigma attached to taking support from current programs and methods.

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Hoeven: Agreement Reached on School Nutrition Standards

Earlier this week Senator Hoeven issued a news release outlining progress made in creating reasonable nutrition standards for school lunch programs. The new regulations create a high nutritional standard, but also provide school lunch administrators some common sense flexibility in creating menus. The full news release follows below. — Official News Release, Senator Hoeven —

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Hoeven is Earning Support in the World of School Lunch Programs

— Official News Release, Senator Hoeven — In response to a recent Senate Agriculture Committee hearing, the National School Board Association and the School Nutrition Association (SNA) issued strong endorsements of Senator John Hoeven’s Healthy School Meals Flexibility Act. Both groups voiced strong support in social media and news releases commending the measure and calling

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