Lincoln (Neb.) Schools Praised for Healthy Lunches

ANGELA PASCOPELLA's picture
Monday, October 1, 2012

The Hartley Elementary lunch trays were full of color Wednesday.

And the lunch ladies donned gold pins, a nod from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that it approves of the oranges and kiwi, the spinach and carrots, the whole-wheat tortillas, and yes, even the mini corn dogs.

"Nebraska and Lincoln Public Schools are ahead of the game," Darlene Barnes, the USDA's food and nutrition services regional administrator, told a gymnasium full of Hartley students. "I'm going to tell your story to the people in Washington and around the nation."

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