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Fourth-graders Laura Kassel, left, and Destany Taylor eat school lunch Wednesday at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar. Fruit and yogurt parfaits are among the healthy options school cafeteria staff are trying to incorporate into daily lunches and snacks at the schools. The sausage is made with turkey. A new grant also allows one fresh fruit or vegetable snack daily outside scheduled lunchtime. (Tribune photo by Gary Miller)

Helping students learn to make the healthy choices

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Kids can't always be counted on to make the healthier food choice when making their way through the school cafeteria line. But Willmar Public School's food and nutrition services have made healthy options the norm -- not the exception -- with healthy eating programs and grants designed to provide students with the basis for sound nutrition.


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