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Public school nutrition forum Sept. 15

Posted: September 7, 2012 at 12:18 am

San Marcos With the beginning of school in the San Marcos CISD, its time to talk about healthy food choices again.

School nutrition will be the subject of at public forum hosted by the San Marcos Area League of Women Voters at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at San Marcos High School.

The free event will be held in the cafeteria right inside the front entrance. Parents of school-aged children and other interested community residents are invited to attend.

School nutrition was adopted as a study topic by the local league at its annual meeting in May of 2010.

The School Nutrition Study Committee, chaired by Jeannie Lewis, has met monthly for about a year and a half, and, according to Lewis, has learned much in the course of its research.

Lewis says the School Nutrition Study Committee has not yet completed its study so it has taken no public position regarding school nutrition.

She said the purpose of the Sept. 15 meeting is to introduce league members and the public to the new regulations and practices that have been put in place in the local school district.

Local league members will hold a formal consensus meeting on school nutrition next spring.

At the Sept. 15 meeting, Mike Boone, associate director of child nutrition for the SMCISD, will talk about the new nutrition regulations handed down by the U.S. Department of Agriculture last year and on the district's efforts to meet those guidelines.

At the end of his presentation, there will be a question and answer session, followed by samples of school breakfast and lunch items.

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Public school nutrition forum Sept. 15

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