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Millie Cox, 7, left, and Madison Garberding, 7, eat school lunches Thursday at Kennedy Elementary School in Willmar. The school district finds itself in a good position if new guidelines to make school cafeterias healthier go into effect. The district has been serving meals for years that feature whole grain breads, low-fat dairy products, fresh fruits and vegetables. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Willmar has a head start on government's plan for school cafeterias


Proposed new federal nutrition guidelines proposed Thursday seem to incorporate some things Willmar has done for some time. School meals at the Willmar Public Schools have featured whole grain breads, low-fat dairy products and fresh fruits and vegetables for years.

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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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