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KEN LAMBERT / THE SEATTLE TIMES
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Monday, September 20, 2010

School lunch has so many issues to chew on, it's tough to change

Looking like a Rube Goldberg device, a machine wraps individual bread servings baked earlier in the day at Seattle's central kitchen. The bread helps the district meet its nutrient requirements, but it is also used as a calorie booster, especially in secondary schools. The USDA minimum-calorie requirements are a target of critics who say the lunches are helping make kids fat.