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La Crosse hosts school nutrition conference

Addresses challenge of healthy meals kids want

La Crosse hosts school nutrition...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - School nutrition is the topic of a La Crosse conference drawing nutrition professionals from across the state.

The La Crosse Convention Center hosted the 60th School Nutrition Association Annual Conference Monday afternoon.

School nutritionists talked about the future of school meals. That includes the challenge of providing healthy meals that kids will actually want to eat, while sticking to state and national regulations.

School nutritionists say it's a problem worth solving.

"Society kind of depends on us now, where in the past you could always make the argument, 'Well parents should be feeding their kids. They should be sending lunch to school for their children.' And that's wonderful if the parents are engaged in taking part and do those things, but everybody isn't the same,” said Janesville School District School Nutrition Manager Jim Degan.

Nearly three hundred nutrition professionals attended Monday's conference from school districts and companies across Wisconsin.


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