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10 Worst School Lunch Menu Items


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Quesadillas

What's worse than bread, cheese and a faux serving of veggies?

Plain-old bread and cheese, which defines the typical cheese quesadilla you find in the cafeteria. In addition to the high fat and sodium contents you get from all that cheese, flour tortillas are notoriously high in calories and low in nutritional value. A typical one can have more than 300 calories (equal to about three or four slices of bread), most of which comes from fat and carbohydrates.

If your school is offering whole-wheat quesadillas instead of the white-flour kind, that's a plus -- but a fairly minor one when weighed against the downsides of basing a meal on cheese.


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