California Schools Put Students on a Healthy Diet

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Childhood obesity in the United States has now reached what many are calling epidemic proportions. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 35 percent of all American children are overweight. Many of them will develop diabetes by the time they finish high school. Since many youngsters eat lunch, and sometimes breakfast at school, the city of Berkeley, California, has decided to take action against obesity in its school cafeterias. It has overhauled its entire menu, replacing typical pizza, fried foods, and high calorie items with healthier choices, such as fresh organic fruits and vegetables, and whole grains. At Berkeley High School, kitchen manager William Harris shows off the variety. "Right here, we're doing hamburgers and hot dogs and veggie burgers. It's all grass-fed beef." He points to another display area. "At this station, we're doing egg rolls with Asian noodle salad. On this side, all organic salad bar. On the other side, teriyaki meatballs with rice and vegetables." Most of the food is now made from scratch, using fresh and mostly organic ingredients. It's the sort of food you might expect to find at higher-end restaurants. Much to
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2009 for the course FSD 6789 taught by Professor Vinh during the Spring '09 term at ITT Tech Flint.

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