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Clark County District Uses Student Feedback To Improve Meals

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Feedback from students in the Clark County School District is helping improve lunches so that kids will actually eat them.

The Las Vegas Sun reports district dietitian Lory Hayon says food is only nutritious to kids if they consume it. The district wants to know how meals will be received before thousands of lunches end up in school trash cans.

Fewer students have been eating school lunches since federal nutrition guidelines were updated to make lunches healthier.

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Carlos Morales started directing the Food Services Department last year, and says it's possible to make the meals appetizing without running afoul of the new health guidelines.