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Before and after: Elementary school lunch menu influenced by the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture



Waterbury Record - 11:24 am Fri Oct 5th, 2012

Before
Bean and cheese burrito (5.3 ounces) with mozzarella cheese (1 ounce)

Applesauce (one-fourth cup)

Orange juice (4 ounces)

2% milk, (8 ounces)

After

Submarine sandwich (1 ounce of turkey, 5 ounces of low-fat cheese) on whole-wheat roll

Refried beans (one-half cup)

Jicama (one-fourth cup)

Green pepper strips (one-fourth cup)

Cataloupe wedges, raw (one-half cup)

Skim milk (8 ounces)

Mustard (9 grams)

Reduced-fat mayonnaise (1 ounce)

Low-fat ranch dip (1 ounce)

Before

Hotdog on bun (3 ounces) with ketchup (4 tablespoons)

Canned pears (one-fourth cup)

Raw celery and carrots (one-eighth cup each) with ranch dressing (1.75

tablespoons)

1% chocolate milk (8 ounces)

After

Whole-wheat spaghetti with meat sauce) one-half cup) and whole-wheat roll

Green beans, cooked (one-half cup)

Broccoli (one-half cup)

Cauliflower (one-half cup)

Kiwi halves, raw (one-half cup)

1% milk (8 ounces)

Low-fat ranch dip (1 ounce)

Soft margarine (5 grams)

Before

Cheese pizza (4.8 ounces)

Canned pineapple (one-fourth cup)

Tater tots (one-half cup) with ketchup (2 tablespoons)

1% chocolate milk (8 ounces)

After

Whole-wheat cheese pizza (one slice)

Baked sweet-potato fries (one-half cup)

Grape tomatoes, raw (one-fourth cup)

Applesauce (one-half cup)

1% milk (8 ounces)

Low-fat ranch dip (1 ounce) <h3 class="more-keywords">More Coverage</h3> <ul class="bull-list">

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