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News Thu Jun 11 2009
Many of us have memories of "pizza boats" and "walking tacos" from our school days, but if you need a refresher a few sites have started cataloguing differences between school lunches around the world. The U.S. lunches sure aren't pretty (or nutritious).
On May 5th, a healthy meal created by Chicago high school students was served on Capital Hill. Yu Kizawa wrote about the effort by The Healthy Schools Campaign in a recent Gapers Block Drive-Thru article.
According to The Healthy Schools Campaign, more than 30 million students in the United States eat school lunch every day. Through their website, you can urge your legislators to reauthorized a well-funded Child Nutrition Act that will help future students avoid the unhealthy and unappetizing school lunches many of us experienced. To learn more about the childhood obesity epidemic and how it is affecting our nation, visit the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.