New healthy lunch rule meets pushback in Utah schools

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Watermelon, strawberries and pomegranates grace Josiah Randolph’s summertime plate.

For greens, he chooses brussels sprouts because "I think they look kinda cool," said Josiah, a Santaquin fifth-grader who likes sketching with colored pencils.

Josiah and students nationwide are gearing up for year two of the school lunch overhaul required by the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010. They must now top their lunch trays with more fresh choices: students cannot clear the checkout line without taking a fruit or veggie cup.

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