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Document Number: 5603

School Lunch Report Card: A Report by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, August 2004 - The current report, the fourth in an annual series, is a review of the food served in 11 large school districts through the National School Lunch Program. Lunches were graded in three categories obesity and chronic disease prevention, health promotion and nutrition adequacy, and nutrition initiatives as well as subcategories under each of these areas such as vending machine sales, vegetable side dish or percentage of calories from fat in one week of lunches. No district received an A. Scores ranged from a "B" for the Fairfax County (Virginia) to an "F" for Albuquerque. (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, August 2004)...

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