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Grey Cloud Elementary School students (from left) Sophia Smith, Paige Madison, Kylee Carlson and Jada Lewis all said they really like the pea pods included in their school lunches. Schools are adding more vegetables and fruits to lunch plates. Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner

Healthy foods part of special lunch at Grey Cloud Elementary School

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Many of the students at Grey Cloud Elementary School had seen fried rice before, but hadn't tasted it.

When it was served Friday as part of school lunch to celebrate the Chinese New Year, students such as Kylie Jones declared it "good."

The rest of the menu was chicken nuggets, oranges, chopped apples and fortune cookies. The kids tried to use chopsticks. They weren't being used efficiently enough to eat the rice, but they made great nugget stabbers.

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Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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