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Jamie Stang is a professor of epidemiology in the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health.

Nutritional value of school lunches can vary, U of M expert says

August 24, 2010

It’s the beginning of back to school time for K-12 students across the state – a time where summer fun makes way for spelling bees, algebra and homework. But how can parents ensure their kids are getting the proper nutrition in the lunches their children eat at school?

A University of Minnesota expert available to comment on the key role proper nutrition habits plays in contributing to classroom success is:

Jamie Stang, professor, department of epidemiology, School of Public Health
Stang can discuss the nutritional value (or lack thereof) of cafeteria lunches and how parents can supplement their children’s lunches with healthy snacks and talk to their children about making healthy choices.

To view or embed a video of Stang discussing healthy cafeteria lunch choices (along with some helpful advice for parents), visit

To interview Stang, contact Nick Hanson, Academic Health Center, or (612) 624-2449; or Jeff Falk, University News Service, or (612) 626-1720.

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