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The Los Angeles Daily News reports that the Los Angeles Unified School District board unanimously voted this week to improve the food served in the city’s school cafeterias.

“That means offering healthier lunches, giving students enough time to eat and holding lunch at an appropriate hour - making it the first district in the country to establish such comprehensive food policies,” the News reports. “The district will phase in portions of the so called healthy cafeteria plan, including reducing sodium, fat and sugar levels in foods, eliminating trans fats and using more whole grains.

“Most of the components will be implemented by the 2006-07 school year.”

The moves have been made to address the region’s childhood obesity problems.
KC's View:
Good for them. Schools that serve slop for lunch ought to be charged with malpractice.