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School District: Students Dislike Federal School Lunch Regulations

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The School Nutrition Association is calling on Congress to scale back the new school lunch requirements.  It's expensive and the kids aren't eating those healthier options. That's what they're seeing in the Sherrard school district. The food service director says the district pays $30,000 a month to offer fresh fruits and vegetables and fifteen percent of it goes to waste because the kids won't eat it.  She says the solution could be as simple as congress loosening the rules.

"The restrictions and the guidelines are so...well, restrictive,  that is it better to eat something or is it best for them to eat a couple of items," said Marla Miller with the Sherard school district.

By this fall, schools must add another requirement. All grain items must be 50 percent or more whole grains.
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