Minneapolis schools receive $550K grant to improve school lunches

The grant will be used to purchase new foodservice equipment and allow the staff to remove unhealthy ingredients.

MINNEAPOLIS—Over the years, school lunches have gotten a bad reputation. But recently, there have been many new efforts to improve the taste and nutrition of cafeteria food.

Life Time Fitness announced Tuesday that its foundation is awarding a $550,000 grant to Minneapolis Public Schools. The money will be used to purchase new food-service equipment and enable the nutrition staff to remove unhealthy ingredients from school menus.

Minneapolis Public Schools have already been working on improving the meals they serve by installing salad bars, partnering with local chefs and removing unhealthy foods from the menu.