Rep. Angie Craig Visit

Rep. Craig Visits ISD 199 to Talk School Meals
Posted on 01/22/2020
Rep. Craig meets with administrators This January, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig visited Inver Grove Heights Schools to discuss school meal programs and their importance to education. Rep. Craig met with district administrators and food service staff who explained why the district is committed to providing nutritious meals for every student as part of its focus on academics.

“When a student is hungry, it’s going to be harder for them to focus on learning,” ISD 199 Superintendent Dave Bernhardson said. “So we want to make sure that we can provide nutritious meals for them so they have the best chance of being successful.”

ISD 199 Director of Food Service Glen Ritter talked about how his department has been focused on providing nutritious options for students and preparing more dishes that are made from scratch to give students the best fuel for learning.

Rep. Craig also accompanied district staff to Cahill Court, Inver Grove Heights Middle School and Simley High School’s cafeteria, to see lunch in action. She saw the many fresh options available in the lunch line and talked to students eating lunch, many of whom recognized her.

Thank you to Rep. Craig for visiting Inver Grove Heights Schools to gain a better understanding of school meals and how they help students learn.