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School board gets Cheney schools nutrition update


Brittani Montecucco

The above graphic shows the breakfast and lunch accounts served at the eight schools in the Cheney School District.

Nutrition in Cheney School District schools has changed drastically over the past five years, something Nutrition Services Director Brian Levy detailed for the district's board of directors at their April 30 meeting.

The district began moving away from processed commodity based meals in fall 2011, installing kitchens and staff training to implement scratch-cooking methods at all eight schools, thanks to a grant from Empire Health Foundation. Helped by a $60,000 Farm to School grant in 2012-2013, they began educating students on the types and value of fresh fruits and vegetables and incorpor...

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