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National lunchroom changes get mixed reviews


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Just a few weeks into the school year, and changes in the lunchroom are receiving mixed reviews.

Leaders say new federal nutrition regulations are designed to teach children healthier eating habits.

That means a mandatory serving of fruit or vegetables--and fewer servings of salt and sugar.

It's a plan designed to bring the calorie count way down.

But while the changes might seem like a step in a healthier direction, student responses to the changes are mixed.

Area food service leaders say they recognize some students need more at lunch, and say they offer an a la carte table for that. There, students can buy extra items like granola bars or other health-concious foods.

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