Starting next school year, pasta and other grain products in public schools will have to be whole-grain rich, or more than half whole grain. That includes rolls, biscuits, pizza crust, tortillas and even grits.
Over 20,000 Montana women, infants and children use WIC, a food assistance program that helps families afford baby formula, milk, cereal and other basics. On Wednesday October 9, WIC users received an automated message reminding them the program was still operational in Montana despite the federal shutdown.
The challenge? Serve 6,500 meals a day to kids ranging in age from kindergarten through 12th grade, and those meals must that include foods that kids will not only eat, but enjoy eating. It's a challenge Stacy Rossmiller and her staff tackle every weekday throughout the school year.