National School Lunch Week

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Welcome to Public Health Moment from the University of Minnesota. Oct. 8 through 12 is National School Lunch Week, a time to recognize this program that serves 31 million U.S. students each day. Jamie Stang, a University of Minnesota assistant professor and nutrition expert, has more.<Clip: “The National School Lunch program is one of the longest running…potential soldiers were under-nourished or malnourished.”> Nationally, more schools are starting to buy foods locally under so-called Farm-to-School programs. Stang says that Minnesota is a leader in this area. <Clip: “Right now in Minnesota, we have 25 school districts…it doesn’t have to be shipped from far away.”> With another Public Health Moment, I’m John Finnegan.



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Engebretson, Mark; Jamie Stang. (2009). National School Lunch Week. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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