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Times Writers Group: Lunch changes highlight hunger
Monday, June 02, 2014 10:55 AM

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We hear a lot about hunger in America even though we are one of the wealthiest nations in the world.
 
We are urged to donate to our local food shelves, to contribute nonperishable items at charitable events and to support local sustainable gardens. We hear the statistics about how many people depend on food shelves and how many kids come to school hungry.
 
That's why it's painfully ironic to read that schools trying to comply with new rules requiring more fruits, vegetables and whole grains often see an increase in food thrown out by students...READ MORE