Tuesday, June 20, 2006

lunchroom nutrition poor in most schools

Study faults nutrition outside lunchroom

By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press Writer Tue Jun 20, 6:40 PM ET

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Nearly half of all states received a failing grade in a school foods report card issued Tuesday by a nonprofit group that evaluated school nutrition policies.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, based in Washington, D.C., gave an F to 23 states and a D to eight others after evaluating school policies regarding foods and beverages sold in campus vending machines, school stores and school fundraisers.

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