Minneapolis, Minn. High School Teacher Overhauls Nutrition, Supported By Grant

A teacher at South Lake Park High School in Minneapolis, Minn. is switching out foods behind the counter and in the machines, an effort supported by $48,000 in grant funds, according to ABC Newspapers in Coon Rapids, Minn.

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Editor's Insight: This story demonstrates the level of commitment that state and local governments have to make to improve child nutrition. This effort is supported by a $48,000 grant.

When politicians introduce bills to increase taxes and limit choices, food industry members should point out that improving nutrition is a long-term, multi-faceted process.

One of the interesting changes this Minneapolis high school is considering is switching from light chocolate candy to dark chocolate, which it believes to be healthier. 02-25-11 Elliot Maras

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