Dean Allen was born and raised in Spokane, Washington and graduated from high school in 1969. He spent 4 years in the Air Force and went into broadcasting after discharge in 1975. Dean stayed in Spokane where he and his wife raised their two children. Dean has been in the Spokane radio market since 1982. When Dean’s not on-air you will most likely find him on the golf course, watching sports or spending time with his two grandchildren!
Teresa has been on the air in Spokane for more than two decades as a co-host & news anchor on two successful morning radio shows and a familiar face to Inland Northwest TV viewers as a morning news reporter and anchor. Her work behind the scenes includes producing and hosting numerous special programs like 4-Your Health, ExplorerTV, and Bloomsday coverage.
After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program. They say so many students refused the meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that their cafeterias were losing money.
Federal officials say they don't have exact numbers but have seen isolated reports of schools cutting ties.
Dr. Janey Thornton is deputy undersecretary for USDA's Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, which oversees the program. She says she is still optimistic about its long-term prospects as students get used to smaller portions and unfamiliar foods.
Districts with high numbers of students who get free and discounted lunches can't afford to quit because they would lose the program's cash reimbursements.