Minnesota students heading back to school in a few weeks are going to notice some differences on school lunch trays, including smaller portions of meat and protein and fewer calories. New federal guidelines require healthier lunches, and lunch directors like Jean Ronnei of the St. Paul School District are testing new lunch tray figurations.
Fire departments decry drivers running over hoses, endangering crews
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All Energy Solar reaches growth milestones with higher goals yet for 2022
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21 people charged in connection to drug trafficking in northern MN
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MN apartment complex loses heat, nearly 150 residents evacuated
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Schools hope new program will get students to eat more fruit, vegetables
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U finds easy way to get school kids to eat a lot more veggies
The trick: Line their lunch trays with photos of vegetables. The researchers behind the University of Minnesota study say they expected results but were surprised by just how well it worked. One researcher said the idea was to "induce a norm," or give kids the impression that eating veggies "was what people did."
'Pink slime' ruling doesn't change Mankato school lunch menu
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Stewartville changed its school lunch policy that opened the door for 'lunch shaming'
Stewartville had enacted new rules that opened the door for "lunch shaming" students.
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