10 healthiest school lunch plans

Published On: Aug 29 2012 10:21:59 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 28 2013 12:02:24 PM CDT

Some schools around the country are now dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that too many students don't want healthy meals and that the cafeterias were losing money. But some schools remain healthy. Check out a list of 10 of the healthiest school lunch plans in the country.

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Sidwell Friends School, Washington, D.C. Although it's been around since 1883, this private school entered the public consciousness in November 2008, with the election of President Barack Obama. When the Obamas announced their two daughters would attend Sidwell Friends, the world got a look inside the school.

The cafeteria emphasizes local vendors, as well as organic and fair-trade ingredients. It strives for a seasonable approach to meal planning to ensure the freshest ingredients are always available. Food waste becomes compost, which is then used to fertilize school gardens.

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