"Bizarre Foods" Host Andrew Zimmern Speaks in Duluth

By KBJR News 1

July 31, 2012 Updated Jul 31, 2012 at 5:14 AM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - A Travel Channel "foodie" made his way up to Duluth to speak in front of room full of school food service staff yesterday.

Andrew Zimmern of the hit TV show "Bizarre Foods" spoke about the importance of exploring new types of cheaper, more affordable protein sources to help end hunger.

While students won't be munching on bizarre foods like bugs or rats anytime soon, Zimmern discussed making changes with public dollars like adding healthy proteins from invasive species to help both the environment and hunger.

"Putting the health and wellness back in our food system is a social change movement. It is not a magic wand issue. It's not a legislation issue. It is not a dollars and cents issue," said Zimmern.

Zimmern spoke as part of the Minnesota School Nutrition Association's four-day conference at the DECC.

MSNA works to ensure all children have access to healthy meals and nutrition education.

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