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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Betty Shabazz International Charter School, Illinois. Winner of the 2007 Golden Carrot Award for exceptional school lunch programs, the Betty Shabazz International Charter School in Chicago offers an entirely vegetarian menu. To provide necessary nutrients like iron and protein, school chefs create meals using tofu, beans, nuts and fortified cereals. Students can choose from meatless, low-fat meals like veggie burgers and dogs, burritos, veggie gumbo with tofu, jerk or curry tofu.

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