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Parents, Principals Fight School Lunch Guidelines Intended To Reduce Childhood Obesity

Childhood Obesity

First Posted: 02/02/11 10:40 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:30 PM ET


Beef jerky, Rice Krispie treats and four varieties of Mazzio's pizza are a few of the à la carte choices in the lunchroom at Jenks High School outside Tulsa, Okla., where football is king and the players have royal appetites. But those items, plus the one-pint cartons of whole chocolate milk beloved by many players -- average weight on the offensive line is 250 lb. -- could be gone now that the federal government has issued new restrictions on fat and sodium offered during the school day.

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Filed by Erica Liepmann  |