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First-grade students Danunte Sasse, 7, left, and Ethyn Grabow, 6, eat their lunches Wednesday at Roosevelt Elementary School in Willmar. Roosevelt has joined Kennedy Elementary School as winners of the Department of Agriculture’s Gold Award for their efforts to makes school menus healthier and for promoting physical activity. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Willmar, Minn., elementary schools recognized for promoting healthy choices

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WILLMAR — Kennedy and Roosevelt elementary schools in Willmar have received the Gold Award in the HealthierUS School Challenge.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced 158 award winners in 19 states for the 2012 awards.


The winning schools will carry the award for four years, from January 2013 through January 2017.

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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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