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New Federal Child Nutrition Standards Stir Controversy

With new federal nutrition standards for school snacks and lunches on the horizon, some districts that participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs are crying foul.

School children at Cantu Elementary in San Juan, Texas, are shown eating breakfast on April 24, 2013.

With new federal nutrition standards for school snacks and lunches on the horizon, some districts that participate in the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs are crying foul. Opponents fear that the new emphasis on healthier food options will cut into school revenues, but supporters argue that child nutrition changes will cut down on students bypassing healthful options for unregulated à la carte lines and vending machines. (Education Week)

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