Nutrition: School Stories

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Healthy changes lead Kelliher School District to big honor

Kelliher School District is the first and only district in the U.S. to win the Gold Award of Distinction under new, harder-to-achieve criteria in the 2015 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms competition, which recognizes districts that successfully incorporate nutrition and physical activity into their curriculum. Learn more.

Schools take healthy eating efforts to the next level

More fresh, locally-grown foods will soon make their way into cafeterias in Park Rapids and Laporte school districts, thanks to a $45,000 Farm to School grant awarded to the districts through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Learn more.

Healthy eating options expand for students at Dodge Center school

Students don’t always have good options for after-school snacks. In Dodge Center, Triton Public Schools is working to change that with support from the Statewide Health Improvement Program. The school has introduced Sports Packs, which include a sandwich, fruit, vegetables, granola and water. The packs give students an affordable way to fuel up healthy for the rest of their busy day. Learn more

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Updated Monday, August 15, 2016 at 01:50PM