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School menus go on a diet.

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Have greasy french fries and sugary drinks disappeared from your school cafeteria this year? If so, you're not alone. New federal guidelines have prompted school districts across the country to cut fat and sugar from their menus. In California, deep fryers have been removed from school kitchens, and sweet tea is banned in one Alabama school. New Jersey has pulled high-fat salad dressings from the menu, along with soda, fried foods, and any item listing sugar as a main ingredient. Many schools are serving more fresh fruits and vegetables along with healthier versions of the old favorites--pizza with low-fat cheese and whole-wheat crust, baked fries and chicken nuggets, and chocolate-chip cookies made with whole-wheat flour.
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Title Annotation:LUNCH
Publication:New York Times Upfront
Date:Jan 14, 2008
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