HEALTH

New Nutritional Guidelines for Mexico's School Kids
Schools are controlling what their children eat to combat obesity problems.
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Students swarm around a table including homemade hamburgers, tostadas and corn cake during their snack break at República Mexicana Middle School.

(Ruth Samuelson)

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Trays of little bowls of papaya sit stacked up at República Italiana Elementary in Mexico City.

(Ruth Samuelson)

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The tray shows one student's lunch at República Italiana Elementary in Mexico City: papaya, a vegetable soup, tortillas and mashed potatoes, plus a protein (a patty of some sort, an alternative to that day's fish).

(Ruth Samuelson)

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Mexican schools are now serving smaller portions of familiar goodies, like these crisp Totis Donitas.

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Vendors sell frozen tamarind and mango drinks and sliced veggies among their prepared food selections at República Mexicana Middle School.

(Ruth Samuelson)

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Students sit in their school's cafeteria at República Italiana Elementary in Mexico City near the end of their lunch hour.

(Ruth Samuelson)

New Nutritional Guidelines for Mexico's School Kids

Schools are controlling what their children eat to combat obesity problems.

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