School Lunch Legislation

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School Lunch with Chicken Nuggets

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Deborah Lehmann writes for the blog School Lunch Talk.  The National School Lunch Program was established in 1946 by President Harry Truman.  It's now part of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 which is up for reauthorization this fall (it expires September 30).

According to a study, the top 10 foods that kids ages 6 to 12 eat at school are:

1. Milk, half of which is chocolate
2. Sandwiches
3. Fruit
4. Fruit drinks
5. Vegetables
6. Pizza
7. Chicken
8. French fries
9. Fruit salad
10. Cookies