Late food surveys costly to Minnesota school districts

  • Article by: Paul Levy , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 24, 2013 - 9:47 PM

Feds need data on school lunches; missed deadlines can be costly.

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HeiksApr. 25, 13 6:33 AM

"The state keeps calling- Giving me deadlines. It will get done sooner instead of later, I hope. But we can only do so many things at a time.” What an environment to work in. In the real world you can't tell your boss such a thing and still have a job.

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phatcatpatApr. 25, 13 7:34 AM

The federal government has no business in what our local schools serve for lunch. This is a prime example of government waste.

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pitythetoolsApr. 25, 13 7:37 AM

Someone explain just why the federal government needs to know what we serve for lunch in our schools and why they are giving tax dollars to school districts that comply. School lunches are a local issue and state issue. They should, in fact, not be any issue other than the district serving the lunch. Visit your school at lunch time and observes all the state and federal mandated foods that are dumped in the garbage. It doesn't matter how healthy it is if kids won't eat it!

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throwsnowApr. 25, 13 7:54 AM

“We all want that six cents with costs going up, but our top priority is making sure our kids are well fed, and not doing paperwork,” said Sandy Schultz, food services manager for the Brooklyn Center School District, one of 160 Minnesota schools or school districts that have not turned in their surveys.".....................here's an idea. Take the time to do the paperwork, and with the money received hire somebody to help "make sure the kids are well fed".

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gaynomoreApr. 25, 13 8:22 AM

I prefer my kids eat pizza or hot dogs than return to class on an empty stomach because they refuse to eat tofu and chickpeas. What business does the federal government have in school lunches anyway?

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denierApr. 25, 13 8:51 AM

We can have food standards for school but not graduation standards. wow.

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GolfGuy81Apr. 25, 13 8:51 AM

Italian dunkers, barchetta pizza, turkey sticks, I wish I was still in school. Yum!

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marcymmbApr. 25, 13 8:56 AM

Thats what happens when you have government run schools, they used to be called public schools, no more they are government run.

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swmnguyApr. 25, 13 9:03 AM

Another example of how "Austerity" cuts off our nose to spite our face.

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tupelohoneyApr. 25, 13 9:47 AM

Just why is the federal government involved in school lunch programs and choices? Anyone care to tell us why it is any of their business?

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