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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Kenton County Schools, Kentucky. This school system is notable not just for its cafeteria menu, but for setting a good example for other schools. Kenton's food service director started small, removing fried potato chips and sugary fruit drinks from the cafeteria. Phasing out vending machines on school grounds was risky, as these machines provide much-needed revenue to schools. Popular meals include healthy pizza with a 50 percent whole grain crust and low-fat cheese, baked chicken nuggets and sweet potato fries.

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