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Students Have Lunch With Hoeven

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Sixth graders at Mandan Middle School had a special guest today.

Senator Hoeven stopped by to hear students thoughts on the new school meal plan.

Schools across North Dakota used to be under a strict protein and carb limit set by the USDA.

"The kids started writing me letters and pictures and videos and some of them were really funny and clever and that just caught my attention. I said 'hey, we gotta fix this. This is common sense and it affects everybody,'" Senator John Hoeven said.

He created the Sensible School Lunch Act which has permanently lifted all protein and carb limits.

"It makes the job of feeding our kids and providing good quality school lunchs to our kids much easier for our schools," Superintendent of Public Instruction Kirsten Baesler said.

"It's not only good for the kids now they can have the meals they like while still being nutritious and meeting the nutrition guidelines, but it helps the schools because they have more flexibility. It will save them money and whether you're a real big football player or maybe a real small person who isn't really all that active you can differentiate the amount of food they take so it meets their needs," Hoeven said.

Hoeven has been working to improve school lunches around North Dakota for over a year.

He says he's happy students can now have a healthy meal, while still getting enough to eat.

North Dakota schools still have a calorie, sodium and saturated fat limit they need to follow.

The Child Nutrition Program says they are now working to improve school breakfast.

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