University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Studio One features segments on hockey mom and school lunches

For the Lamoureux family, life without hockey is unimaginable. Linda Lamoureux is the mother of six children who all played college hockey. Her two daughters were the first UND women’s hockey players to earn Olympic silver medals. Lamoureux acknowledges that hockey was significant while raising her kids. However, for her, it was the little things in life that were important on and off the ice.

Also, for many, school lunches may conjure up images of stale pizza and tater tots, but research shows that what’s on the menu could impact the report card. UND faculty member Marcus Weaver-Hightower says meals are an academic element. He explains it is important to consider what food is available and how it’s grown, prepared and stored. He works to show the connection between what is fed to students and how it can affect their health and educational success. “If kids are hyped up on processed junk food, they won’t sit still and their brains won’t work well,” he says. Watch Studio One to learn more about how to improve school food as well as student health.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Bismarck-Mandan, Dickinson, Fargo, Jamestown, Minot, Ray and Steele, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba; and online at

-- Suzanne Irwin, Nick Byrne, Chrissy Casinader, Studio One, 777-4346,

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