A staffer prepares quotGreen Machinequot breakfast smoothies made with mango pineapple banana spinach yogurt and milk

A staffer prepares "Green Machine" breakfast smoothies made with mango, pineapple, banana, spinach, yogurt and milk.

Smoothies spark breakfast sales at alternate school

Kid-friendly concoctions appeal to kids while still meeting federal breakfast regs.

As in many schools, especially those enrolling older kids, the Alternative Learning Center of the Rochester Public Schools, in Minnesota, has had trouble getting participation in the school breakfast program. That may be changing, at least incrementally, thanks to a new smoothie station that currently sets up shop each Friday in the school cafeteria.

The station, with a smoothie machine funded by a grant from the Fuel Up to Play 60 project of the National Dairy Council and the NFL,

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