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The Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council is working with schools statewide to improve cafeteria menus.

Posted: Apr 18, 2018 4:15 AM
Updated: Apr 18, 2018 12:19 PM

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. -- The Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council is working with schools statewide to improve cafeteria menus. It's sa program that has been around for eight years and this year the Central Point School District took part in this training. 

A nutritionist and chef meets with Oregon school districts to introduce 15 new recipes at a time in order to emphasize the need for school lunch items that are both healthy and delicious. 

The preparation of healthy meals for students emphasizes nutrient-rich foods, because studies show that well-nourished kids perform better in school. The trainings use Oregon State University Extension Food Hero recipes that meet USDA school nutrition requirements and emphasize using locally produced foods and ingredients.

Watch NewsWatch 12 This Morning as reporter Cassandra Mlynarek explains how the Central Point School District is upgrading its menu for students.

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