“Pride of Dakota” School Lunch Day

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The start of October means it’s time for a North Dakota tradition.

Thursday is the 14th annual Pride of Dakota school lunch day in Fargo Public Schools.

Lunch menus around the area feature North Dakota grown, produced and manufactured products.

This year’s cafeterias served items like Cloverdale hot dogs from Mandan, Cavendish Farms french fries from Jamestown and Cass Clay milk.

Students are educated about all of the products and where they came from.

“We’re bringing education into the lunch room which is an occasion that we want to take advantage of. So what we’re doing is showcasing products from North Dakota and letting the students know where they come from and what they’re eating,” says Deb Laber, director of nutrition services at Fargo Public Schools.

“Pride of Dakota” started in 1985 by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture.