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Should the Lawrence school district try to serve more local foods to students?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on October 23, 2012

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Photo of Erica Binns

“ Definitely. … It supports local businesses and farmers so your tax dollars stay in the community, and the food is fresher.”

Photo of Ian Spomer

“ Yes. I think it’s healthier for kids. It teaches them to create lasting habits.”

Photo of John Koivuluoma

“ I would say yes. If they would follow up with where the food was from it would help (the students) to better understand the food network. ”

Photo of   Suzanne Lindgren

“ I could see integrating it. It would maybe work best in fall when things are in season.”


Eddie_Haskell 1 year, 5 months ago

No one likes Michelle Obama's new menu.


BABBOY 1 year, 5 months ago

I would support such a thing.


alcoholbliss 1 year, 5 months ago

Sure go for it.

KDHE Issues Revised Fish Consumption Advisories

I can't imagine the local produce or live stock being any better. Students should be taught where all that PCB, lead, mercury, and cadmium comes from?

Why mess with perfection?


otto 1 year, 5 months ago

Back in the day all school lunches were prepared using only local foods. Cars were not real popular until Henry Ford started mass production. Then came along busy family schedules and the rush of daily lives. Then came along budget cuts at the schools and already prepared foods for convenience. Maybe parents would like to volunteer to feed all the kids again - Any Volunteers?


CWGOKU 1 year, 5 months ago

Sure......... what local foods? Details please. Prospector, are they talking Free State Beer here?


rumor_man 1 year, 5 months ago

Would roadkill be local enough?


Benjamin Roberts 1 year, 5 months ago

No. Kids should have a positive impression of local food. It should be fresh and taste good. The school cafeterias would negate both of those qualities.


Andini 1 year, 5 months ago

Pigs in a blanket isn't local cuisine already?


autie 1 year, 5 months ago

Depends. Shop for the best deals like anyone would. It is a free market, right?


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