School Lunches Aren't Getting Healthier

Many parents are saying school lunch food is still sub par. In fact, 55 percent of Americans say the nutritional quality of the food served at their local schools is "only fair" or "poor."

According to USA Today:

  • 54 percent say childhood obesity is a problem; 32 percent call it a crisis
  • Most people believe fresh fruits and vegetables and a salad bar or premade salads should be offered every day in school cafeterias
  • Most don't think cafeterias should be serving soda but should offer skim milk

More than half also believe that pizza, chicken nuggets, and hamburgers should be served no more than once a week, and that an hour of physical activity each day should be a priority for schools.

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