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School lunch programs

Ms.Tara Parker-Pope, of the Wall Street Journal, reported on that American families should not think schools safe from dietary woes just because Coke is being removed. In her article,The Good News: No More Coke in School The Bad News? Snapple Is Replacing It, points out that Snapple has just as many calories and sugar as Pepsi. The schools are in a bind as they make money off of the vending machines yet what is their responsibility to the 2/3 of overweight Americans? What are schools serving up for lunch? Does the community see this as a health issue?

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I would recommend watching the movie 'Supersize Me'. It has an excellent section about the nutrition of the average school lunch. Some schools are making an extra effort to provide nutritious choices but when children and teens are ...