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School Nutrition Association takes lunch suggestions to Washington, D.C.


School Nutrition Association takes lunch suggestions to Washington, D.C.
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Several members of the School Nutrition Association of Iowa are in our nation’s capital to advise lawmakers about possible modifications and changes for school lunches.The president of the association, Judy Lubben of Le Mars, say they will share a position paper with government officials that has their recommendations for school lunches. Lubben says they aren’t asking for anything major.“Kind of staying the same, just laying low. We would like to bring back our 50/50 in our whole grains, and we’d also like to bring back some of the sodium levels — bring them back up — but just a little instead of decreasing it,” Lubben says. “Those are the two things. We are not asking for any money this year.”During the Obama Administration school lunches saw a change with the addition of more fruits and vegetables to be served, and a reduction of calorie intake and calorie count to help fight child obesity.

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