Nine St. Paul schools are participating in a pilot program to encourage elementary school students to eat more fruits and vegetables.
According to KSTP.com, students use fruit and veggie trackers to record the number of servings they eat each day during the four week challenge. Schools with high participation can win grants of $300 to $500 for nutrition services.
Donna Zimmerman of HealthPartners told MPR News kids eat about half of their daily calories during the school day
"We know that over time we can change behavior and that tracking your actual intake of foods will actually help you to understand and increase the fruits and veggies to the recommended five a day," she said.