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A mural that gave a West Side eatery some of its flavor is now gone. But a new mural unveiled this week recreates some of that original beauty.

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Cynthia Barton is the dietitian for the Northside Independent School District—San Antonio’s largest. She's one of 7,000 school lunch professionals who were in San Antonio this week for the School Nutrition Association's annual conference. 

“I’ve been with Northside for 24 years, so I’ve seen a lot of change,” Barton says. 

One of the biggest changes was the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act—new federal nutrition standards mandating healthier school lunches. It meant more grains and veggies and fewer calories on the school lunch menus.