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FREE Meals For All Students

Effective, Tuesday September 8, 2020, all students of the Mineral Point Unified School District participating in the district’s food service program will receive breakfast and lunch for free. This is possible because the USDA released COVID-19: Child Nutrition Program Responses #48-56, providing nationwide waivers for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option (SSO). These waivers extend through December 31, 2020 or until funding runs out.

 

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A Message from our Food Service Provider – Taher, Inc.

As a new school year approaches, we look forward to welcoming your students back to campus and our dining program at Mineral Point Schools. Given the ever changing challenges surrounding COVID-19 we want to ensure you that student and community member safety is our number one priority. Regardless of how the reopening occurs, you can be confident the dining program and associated spaces will be a pleasant, safe and nurturing environment for your child.

 

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Eat Right Bite by Bite

The 2020 National Nutrition Month theme promotes making mindful choices with small goals and changes that will positively affect your health. Good nutrition doesn’t have to be restrictive or overwhelming; every little bit of nutrition is a step in the right direction. Try these small steps to have a cumulative healthful effect.

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The Best and Worst Diets for 2020

Well, 25 health and wellness experts weighed in on the best and worst diets for 2020 and there are some popular ones that are listed as the worst. Before we dig in to see what the experts had to say, we need to know what the criteria is for the ‘best’ diet. Experts considered balance, maintainability, palatability, family-friendliness, sustainability and healthfulness when ranking the diets.
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What is a Plant-Based Diet?

There are so many new plant-based products on our grocery store shelves and in our restaurants. That must mean its healthy or something to try, right? But what does a plant-based diet consist of? It’s pretty simple, the focus is on eating foods that are primarily from plants: fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes and beans. It doesn’t mean you are vegetarian or vegan and never eat meat, eggs or dairy. It means you are making the choice to eat more foods from a plant source rather than an animal.


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Healthy to a “T”: ~ How to Beat Stress Eating

Feel as if there is nothing you can do about stress? Do you turn to food whenever you’re stressed out? Everyone has these same thoughts at some point in their life, but you have more control than you think. Stress management is about taking charge. No matter how stressful your life seems, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure and regain control. There is no “one size fits all” solution to managing stress. Here are a few healthy ways of coping with stress:


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