Local beef soon to be on Hampton menu

Locally grown beef -- It’s what’s for dinner at Hampton Public Schools, or soon will be thanks to a new program designed to bring beef from area farms directly to the school cafeteria.
School lunch programs have been part of national legislation for over 80 years, but in the last decade the focus has been on the nutrition and health associated with every child’s daily intake.    
With these concerns continuing to grow as new information comes forward, there is still a lot of work and responsibility on the schools to ensure their food programs fit in with state and national nutritional requirements.
Hampton Public Schools is taking a more direct approach to the challenge by implementing a new program that will bring in fresh local beef from area producers in an attempt to control the nutritional aspect while also providing better meal quality.
 

See this week's Ag Life section for the full story.

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