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Jordan District Earns a Failing Grade for School Lunches

Jordan District Earns a Failing Grade for School Lunches



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The state's largest school district gets a failing grade when it comes to lunchtime.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine's 2007 School Lunch Report Card is out and the Jordan School District gets an F.

The group says the chicken nuggets and pizza served by the district are too high in fat and cholesterol. The committee wants to see schools serving more fruits and vegetables and vegan fare.

Jordan's director of nutrition services says the report is inaccurate. She says elementaries in the district are not serving foot-long hot dogs or colossal burgers, as stated in the report. She says the district really deserves a B grade or better.

Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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