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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Berkeley Unified School District, California. This school district is home to the original "Edible Schoolyard," a concept created by famed restaurateur Alice Waters. Several schools planted one-acre gardens on school grounds. Teachers used the garden to teach students about local food, biology, nutrition and science. Students and teachers tended the gardens together during special classes. They learned about different vegetables and herbs by taste testing their harvest. The idea was that if the children were more invested in where their food came from, they'd be more willing to experiment and make healthier food choices.

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