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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 7, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY HeraldZeitung names Countys Players of the Week 74 ISO CENTS COUNTDOWNi 196 DAYS NewBraunfels Sesqufcentennial March New Braunfels o 181 1 i HeraldZek PASO TX 7 990 16 pages in two sections Wednesday Sept Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of KRISTEN REEVES I Vol 142 Mo 214 Inside Letters to the Arts Sports 8A River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfs cubic feet per second S til m niti sch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZettungl The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Doris Robert son Kristin Reeves Gregory Addison Alfredo Resales Sn Heather Bakezak Joe Parra Joe Pekar Beth Sierra Dot tie Bagley Juliet Baker La Rue Corser Shirley Kellerman Glenn Morris Troy Whiteside Virginia Young Happy Anniversary to Esperanza Joel Torres HeraldZeitung to host Literacy Day reception The New Braunfels Herdd Zeitung will host a Literacy Day reception Wednesday Sept 7 at the New Braunfels Civic Center The reception will feature guest speaker Joe Carroll Rust head of lte SjnAntonio Commission on and is Educa tional Services Manager for the San Antonio ExpressNews Winners of the countywide poster and essay contests will be recognized and presented with awards The winners will also be fea tured in a Literacy Day special in Thursdays HeraldZeitung A special supplement on literacy will also be included in Thurs days edition Tonight the New Braunfels City Council is expected to make September Literacy Month in New Braunfels while the Comal County Commissioners Court will proclaim September as Liter acy Month in the county at their Thursday morning meeting The public is invited to attend There is no cost for admission Guadalupe River rate decreased to 100 cfs The release rate from Canyon Reservoir was decreased to 100 cubic feet per second cfs effec tive yesterday according to Tom my Hill chief engineer for the GuadalupeBlanco River Authori ty Hill explained that due to extremely dry conditions in the upper Guadalupe River water shed GBRA must adjust the release rate to balance the below normal inflow to Canyon Reser voir which is currently 56 cfs Canyon Dam and Reservoir provides flood control benefits and a stable water supply during times of low river flow or drought According to Hill the current reservoir elevation is at above mean sea level and is in good condition to provide water to permit holders and downstream water supply customers Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtischrepre sents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with This newspaper Is printed on recycled newsprint SPECIAL REPORT SCHOOL LUNCHES Changing the way we look at school lunches Federal regulations will call for schools to serve more lowfat foods By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Depending on what study one looks at Americansare either eating more or less healthy foods than they used to Regardless of opinion the federal government is changing the way it looks at nutritious foods One area these federal changes will no doubt affect are the school cafeterias a place almost everyone passes through atsome point in their lives The United States Department of Agriculture is considering new guidelines for federallyfunded pro grams in the schools by 1998 The changes focus on the calorie and fat count of the foods and the overall nutritional total rather than requiring simply one sample of each daily food group If it all passes we will have to than other food serving estab lishments said Wallace In addition to fed eral guidelines state and local governments also get into the action Joe Lara HI city sanitarian for New Braunfels said he regularly inspects schools within the city lim its He also said the state has now Beth Wallace analyze the nutritional content expanded inspection areas to include ThereTrriust be a nutritional all types of foodserving establish JNejj Braunfels Independent School District Director of Nutrition Barbara Flanagan going to be interesting to see what While more nutri tious foods may be welcomed by parents the cost may not According to Beth Wallace Director of Nutrition for the Comal Independent School District new guidelines may force prices to go up because the cost of cooking the healthier lowfat foods is higher We may have to offer hamburgers with only a fruit and milk Parents will say Where are the trench fries Youre dropping the amount but not dropping the she said It will affect taxes It will totally change the whole The guidelines apply only to meals subsidized by the USDA More than half of Texas student population eats under free or reducedmeal prices funded mostly by the federal government Schools fall under stricter criteria We may have to offer hamburgers with only a fruit and milk Parents will say Where are the french fries Youre dropping the amount but not dropping the amount but not dropping the will totally change the whole sys ments He said all establishments must have a permit to oper ate All public schools ae under the guide lines of the State Department of he said There is a set of guidelines the state has Lara said inspections generally include the environment where the product is pre pared not the actual food itself School nutritionists must constantly preach nutrition especially in the pri mary and elementary Beth Wallace grades Comal ISO Director of J80 Nutrition analyze what the stu NUirraon dents like to eat in addition to the nutri tional value Traditional meals such as ham burgers may not be as nutritionally perfect as a salad and fruit or boiled spinach but officials must consider what the kids will eat We really look at what they eat Thats why pizza and hamburgers are on the said Flanagan It doesnt do any good if its going into HafaldZaitung photo by MARK LYON Charlea Hale left and sevenyearold eon Andrew right enjoy lunch together at the Frazier Elementary cafeteria Andrew said he keeps an eye on the lunch menus published In the HeraldZettung so he can decide whether or not to carry his lunch to school I like their food cafeteria but theres some things I havent tried and dont want to Charles said he comes to eat with his son at school about twice a week HeraldZettung photo by MARK LYON Sevenyearold Megan Ploch left and eightyearold Adam RoWedo enjoy their lunch together Whats cooking To give a good idea of what is being served in school cafete rias heres the lunch menus for New Braunfels ISO schools for the remainder of this week NBHSMie Wednesday Sept 7 breakfast potato n egg toast juice milk lunch burri wedge roll carrot coins corn fruit cobbler Thursday Sept 8 breakfast n egg taco juice milk lunch choice of patty taco French fries burger salad almond bar milk Friday Sept 9 breakfast sausage n n cheese taco juice milk lunch hot dog fingers gravy roll creamy potatoes pinto beans cookie milk HeraldZeitung photo by MARK LYON Frazier Elementary cooks Virginia Gomez right and Clara Schrlewer the Even with the possible new federal guide lines expect to see hamburgers remain on the trays Our biggest day is still ham said Wallace of the Robert Konkel Joe Lara CISD We went to homemade piz za Pizza is the hottest thing Ive seen in my On a recent trip to Frazier Elemen tary members of the HeraldZeitung staff ate lunch with the students While the number of students eating from the cafeteria outnumbered those who bring their lunch school officials contend their meals are often healthier than what the students bring from home A small survey of students found that they often bring their lunches and eat the school food during the week depending on what is served that day I like ribs but they dont serve them said Bubba Carpenter a secondgrader Sometimes I dont eat my sand wiches I mainly like the Mexican Simone Dahlem said she sometimes brings her lunch but eats cafeteria food also I really like ferent meal plans each day Older students also find different vending machines on their campuses CISD board member Douglas Kirk has expressed concern during past board meetings about the items available in the machines He expressed displeasure with the sugar content found in some of vending items Wallace told the board this week that studies to eat the ice she said as Bubba reminded her that ice cream has a lot of sugar in it but said he liked it as well Not much had changed in the cafe teria said Robert Konkel President of the New Braunfels Restaurant Association who also ate lunch with the students I worked here at Frazier paid for my he said Thats probably something that spurred me on to the food service had the plastic trays and real silverware Today they have plastic forks and In both school districts the variety of food choice increases as the stu dents move up in grade levels High school students can choose from dif I like ribs but they dont serve them here Sometimes I dont eat my sand wiches I mainly like the Mexican have found sugar does not necessarily induce increase hyperactivity in children She also mentioned that several lowfat items are now available in the machines Possible federal guide Bubba lines could Carpenter regulate vend Second grader ing items in Frazier the future as Elementary Whenasked by the board if students paid any attention to the lowfat items in machines at Smithson Valley High School senior class VicePresident Jason OBrien said he didnt really think students liked them very much and they were a little more expen sive All of which means the chal lenge will remain as nutritionists continue to find ways to get students to eat what is good for them Of subscription information call 6259144 Metro 6060846   

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