Today is the 18th annual 'Ag in the Classroom' school lunch day in Fargo Public Schools.
The program was previously known as 'Pride of Dakota Day'.
Cafeterias across the school district will serve North Dakota grown, produced, and manufactured food products for lunch. These featured products come from designated “Ag in the Classroom” companies.
The menu features Cloverdale (Mandan) all beef hotdogs on Pan-O-Gold (Fargo) whole grain buns, served with Cavendish Farms (Jamestown) French fries, a fresh salad bar, and milk from Cass Clay (Fargo). Fargo Public Schools Nutrition Services utilizes North Dakota products to serve more than 1.5 million breakfast and lunch meals each school year.
“Ag in the Classroom” School Lunch Day is sponsored by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. It is designed to educate students about crops grown in North Dakota, and relate those crops to the food that is on their plates. Attention is also given to the common crops grown in North Dakota through posters placed in the school cafeterias.
Other North Dakota foods frequently served in Fargo Public Schools cafeterias includes SunButter sunflower butter (Fargo), Dakota Brand International, Inc. bagels (Jamestown), and Baker Boy Bake Shop breads (Dickinson).