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Visiting chef Luigi Garibaldi stirs a large pot of spaghetti sauce and meat with a wooden spoon at the Kingman Unified School District’s central kitchen. Behind him, assistant cook Fran Simpson boils spaghetti noodles for the school lunch, which included a small salad with dressing, garlic bread and a cup of pears.

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