Pride of Dakota School Lunch Day

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BISMARCK, N.D. - K through 12 schools across the state were celebrating their history Thursday afternoon for the Pride of Dakota School Lunch Day.

Students enjoyed eating lunch made out of foods grown right here in North Dakota. The whole grain wheat in the bread and pasta.

Some of the meat in the sauce, the sunflower kernels in the power packs are all made in our legendary state. The milk is from right here in Burleigh County.

“It's really about where their food comes from. North Dakota agriculture is the number one economy in the state, so we really want to recognize what agriculture does for our state,” said Deputy Agriculture Commissioner Jon Bodine.

Bodine says that the schools are constantly trying to incorporate state-grown foods into the school meals. Today was just a day to celebrate the agriculture.