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Students Accept New, Healthier School Lunches

Students Warm Up to Healthy School Lunches

In school cafeterias all over the country, students' greasy lunches are being swapped with healthier alternatives, and some do not mind one bit. 

According to, a report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that 63 percent of surveyed students said new lunches were "tolerable," and they are beginning to enjoy the healthier meal options. 

"This year, I have to say, except for the spaghetti, they were accepting it and they were willing to try some of the new vegetables," said Susan Birmingham, director of food service for Frontier Central School District in New York. The new federal requirements to make lunches healthier took effect in 2012 as part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010. Schools must comply in order to continue to receive reimbursement of lunch money from the government. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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