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Kids Health Matters: School Nutrition

Updated: Friday, January 11 2013, 09:41 AM EST
All this week we've been focusing on childhood obesity in our special reports:  Kids Health Matters.
This morning, we go into a school to examine the lunch program.
That's where we see what is really happening and learn that breaking bad habits is the key to a successful diet.
Over the years the look of school cafeterias has changed drastically, that's because the kids look different.
Gone are the days of sweets and cakes, now you'll find many fresh fruits and vegetables.
Experts say you can look at class pictures from over the years and see a drastic change in the number of obese children.
In 2010 the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act was signed to help fight childhood obesity.
Now schools are making major changes to make sure children are getting more nutritious meals with less fat.
All of those fresh fruits and vegetables come at a cost... Especially as grocery prices are already on the rise.
For September, Henderson County Schools spent $50,000 dollars more on fruits, vegetables and whole grain products than the same time last year.Kids Health Matters: School Nutrition


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