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Demand from students, farmers and schools grows for farm to school program. The number of Minnesota school districts purchasing fresh food from local farms has more than doubled in the last 15 months, according to a survey by the Minnesota School Nutrition (MSNA) and the Institute for Argiculture and Trade Policy (IATP…

A letter and Haiti Relief Flyer from MNSA president, Mary Anderson, was sent to all chapter presidents with an opportunity to help with the earth quake relief efforts in Haiti. She encouraged every chapter to consider hosting a “World of Hope” potluck or arrange a “Kids Against Hunger” packaging event and/or make a don…

Serving meals including locally-grown foods is one strategy being used in D-E lunchrooms for promoting a healthy lifestyle. Dover-Eyota is participating in SHIP (Statewide Health Improvement Plan), a statewide plan which works with schools and communities to improve nutrition, increase physical activity and reduce expo…