Healthy School Lunch Rules

Leaner, greener school lunches served under new federal standards.

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    Side salads await the students of Eastside Elementary School in Clinton, Miss., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Much consideration goes into the planning of these school children's lunches. The leaner, greener school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    Eastside Elementary fifth grader Morgan Craft, 11, eats her salad lunch, one of several nutritious lunches available to the school children at the Clinton, Miss., school, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. The leaner, greener school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    A Eastside Elementary student holds a fresh cucumber slice dipped in ranch dressing ready for consuming as part of one of the nutritious lunches prepared for the students at the Clinton, Miss., school Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. The leaner, greener school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    A student at Eastside Elementary School in Clinton, Miss., carries out a noon meal consisting of a flat bread roast beef sandwich, apple sauce, chocolate milk and a cookie, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. The leaner, greener school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    Rebekah Mizelle, 10, left, eats her cereal lunch as her friend and classmate Erin Bynum eats her school lunch Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 at Eastside Elementary School in Clinton, Miss. Students have several options for a nutritious lunch including bringing their own. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    Clara Zonis ,front, and Kelsey Hiscock select food items from the lunch line of the cafeteria at Draper Middle School in Rotterdam, N.Y., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. The leaner, greener school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
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    Students select food items from the lunch line of the cafeteria at Draper Middle School in Rotterdam, N.Y., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. The leaner, greener school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
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    In spite of the nutritious value of this roast beef flat bread sandwich, this Eastside Elementary School student picks at it in Clinton, Miss., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. The leaner, greener school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    Michel Sasso, replenish's food items along the lunch line of the cafeteria at Draper Middle School in Rotterdam, N.Y., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. The leaner, greener school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
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    Keba Laird, child nutrition supervisor for the Clinton, Miss., school system, discusses how the color of vegetables helps with the development of nutritious lunches that are available at Eastside Elementary School in Clinton, Miss., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. The leaner, greener school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    A select healthy chicken salad food item from the lunch line of the cafeteria at Draper Middle School in Rotterdam, N.Y., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. The leaner, greener school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
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    A student at Eastside Elementary School in Clinton, Miss., carries out a noon meal consisting of a flat bread roast beef sandwich, apple sauce, strawberry milk and a cookie, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. The leaner, greener school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    Side salads, apple sauce and plums await the students of Eastside Elementary School in Clinton, Miss., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. Much consideration goes into the planning of these school children's lunches. The leaner, greener school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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    Food Service's Director Kim Gagnor, poses for a photograph with select healthy food items from the lunch line of the cafeteria at Draper Middle School in Rotterdam, N.Y., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. The leaner, greener school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
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    Michel Sasso, front and Maria Frisone restock food items along the lunch line of the cafeteria at Draper Middle School in Rotterdam, N.Y., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. The leaner, greener school lunches served under new federal standards are getting mixed grades from students. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
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