ST. PAUL (WCCO) — It can be hard to get kids to eat fruits and vegetables, but there are some new incentives on the menu at schools in St. Paul.
The district is teaming up with Health Partners to launch a new pilot program Tuesday.READ MORE: At Least 2 Dead In Head-On Crash Near Lake Mille Lacs
According to Minnesota Public Radio, it will offer new incentives to students and a system for tracking how many fruits and vegetables they eat.READ MORE: Parents Demand More Distance Learning Options As COVID Cases Rise Ahead Of School Year
Schools that take part in the pilot program have a chance to win grants worth $300 to $500.
There is a kick-off event for the four-week program Tuesday morning at Wellstone Elementary School.MORE NEWS: Drought To Have Lasting Impact On Minnesota's Christmas Tree Farms
The U.S. Department of Health recommends older children take in at least four servings of vegetables each day, and three servings of fruit.