Report chooses the least healthful school meals

April 29, 2010
Beef and cheese nachos top the list of the worst offerings
From The Houston Chronicle: A new report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine pinpoints the worst school meals. The group analyzed lunch menus from 18 elementary schools across the country, finding that many schools still serve items too high in saturated fat. The worst offender are beef and cheese nachos, which have 1,500 milligrams of sodium and 24 grams of fat. Rounding out the "top" five: Meatloaf and potatoes with 472 calories and 78 milligrams of cholesterol; cheeseburgers with more saturated fat than a child should consume in an entire meal; cheese sandwiches and cheese quesadillas, which have more than 7 grams of saturated fat and almost 1,000 milligrams of sodium; and pepperoni pizza with more than 6 grams of saturated fat.

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