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New fruit and vegetable guidelines go into effect this fall for school lunches


WILLMAR -- Hungry teenagers will need to fill up on fruit and vegetables and not bread when new school lunch guidelines launch this fall.

The Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act, passed by Congress in 2010, set out minimum and maximum amounts of food and calorie counts to be offered in meals eligible for federal reimbursement.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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