Service member Kirsten Gerbatsch on how we can make schools a place where students enjoy fresh, local foods

by Kirsten Gerbatsch

A recent overhaul of the federal nutrition rules for schools is meant to provide healthier options for children.

But the new requirements — including larger servings of fruits and vegetables that local farmers could grow, less sodium and fat, and more whole grains — have sparked a heated debate nationally and right here in Traverse City. A significant number of older students are unhappy with some of the changes to their lunch menus.

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