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Strong Support in North Dakota for Healthy School Meals

 

The Pew Charitable Trusts released a poll that indicates most North Dakotans are supportive of improved nutrition when it comes to school meals. The survey finds that 90 percent of both North Dakota public school parents and voters believe that every meal should include fruits and vegetables. All North Dakota schools have been certified as meeting the nutritional standards for school meals, which include more fruits and vegetables, more whole grains and lower sodium. 

What's more is that students are brining those more nutritious choices home to their families and are learning to build lifelong healthy-eating habits, according to Lynelle Johnson, the food service director of Williston Public Schools. 

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