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Jan. 13, 2011 - White Bear Lake, MN, U.S - Jan. 13, 2011 - White Bear Lake, MN, U.S. - ELIZABETH FLORES ¥ eflores@startribune.com..January 12, 2011 - White Bear Lake, MN - Call it a sign of the times. The Meals on Wheels program in Ramsey County this month started offering vegan and organic food to it's thousands of customers. One reason is that it's just plain healthier, Meals on Wheels leaders said. But as finicky baby boomers start to hit older age, they're not smiling at plastic trays of meatloaf and mashed potatos. The nonprofit food programs responsible for feeding them must respond. ''We had a similar situation with vegetarian food about five years ago,'' said Patrick Rowan, executive director of Ramsey Meals on Wheels. ''Now we have a vegetarian option for all our meals.'' This story will look at how Meals on Wheels, the most well-known Minnesota
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