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Published January 23, 2014, 08:06 PM

Senator Hoeven visits Century Elementary to discuss changes to the national school lunch program

Senator John Hoeven stopped by Century Elementary in Grand Forks Thursday to discuss new changes to the national school lunch program. The USDA recently agreed to make permanent changes to strict rules for serving grains, starches and proteins during lunch.

By: Cynthia Johnson, WDAZ

Senator John Hoeven stopped by Century Elementary in Grand Forks Thursday to discuss new changes to the national school lunch program. The USDA recently agreed to make permanent changes to strict rules for serving grains, starches and proteins during lunch.

Senator Hoeven says the push behind the Sensible School Lunch Act came from the students. Senator Hoeven got the school lunch experience in line with students at Century Elementary.

In the past, students were limited on grain, starch and protein intake in an attempt to curb obesity and limit calories. Now, students have more flexibility to eat breads, cheese and feel more full after a meal.

Senator John Hoeven said, "I heard from kids across the state saying Senator Hoeven will you help us with school lunch we're not getting enough to eat we're not getting the foods we want can you help us the kids were so creative they sent in letters they sent in videos."

Senator Hoeven also visited with UAS leaders in Grand Forks Thursday.

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