Alta Kiwanis Notes

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Alta Kiwanis met Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Wel-Life.

Guest speaker was Deb Hansen, head cook for Alta-Aurelia Schools. Deb told the club about new guidelines in the lunch program the school must comply with this year. More emphasis is placed on fruits and vegetables especially beans, legumes, and corn. The purpose of these new regulations is to promote a leaner, healthier diet for students.

The problem lies in getting them to change their eating habits. Each meal provides a primary lunch and a secondary choice, such as a tuna sandwich or a honey mustard wrap. Deb is assisted in the kitchen by three other staff members - Jenny Petersen, Marla Bechtel, and Betsy Lenz.

She further stated that the meals are easier to prepare but require more time to prepare. Around 500 students are fed every day. Students are given about 20 minutes to eat their meal.

Pop can sorting is set for Friday morning Oct. 5. Thank yous were given to Dick Anderson for use of a boat, and Charlie Nelson for a pickup for use in the recent homecoming parade.

On Friday morning Sept. 21, 70 football players. cheerleaders, and coaches were served pancakes prepared by Kiwanis members.

New officers were installed at a meeting held at the United Methodist Church in Storm Lake - President - Steve Jimmerson, Treasurer - Jerry Buckendahl, and Secretary - Ken Lenz.

No one volunteered as president-elect.