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What's for Lunch: School Lunches in the United States

Date and Time: October 21, 2019, 12:00 PM CT

Location: Kearny County Senior Center, 305 N Kansas Ave, Lakin
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Presented by LuAnn Soliah

From sack lunches to school lunches, what we eat has never been far from anyone's mind. This presentation traces the changes from the typical school sack lunch 100 years ago, to the passage of the National School Lunch Act in 1946, and the monitoring of school lunches ever since. As early as 1910, school lunches were believed to be essential for the physical and mental health of children. Teachers knew even back then that students functioned better with full stomachs. Who could argue with that? Not so fast! School lunches have become the subject of serious debate. Participants will learn about school lunch history, the intent of feeding children at school, and the considerations that task involves.

Sponsored by: Kearny County Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Tammy Dickey
(620) 355-6674


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