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10 Worst School Lunch Menu Items


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Nachos
Deep-fried tortillas and processed cheese? It's not exactly the lunch of champions.
Deep-fried tortillas and processed cheese? It's not exactly the lunch of champions.
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More junk food than actual meal, nachos take the high-fat, high-sodium content of cheese, process that cheese further to make it extra-smooth and even less nutritious, and pour it over a pile of chips -- fried, fatty, empty-calorie chips.

To make matters worse, the schools that still serve this menu item often do so with the addition of low-quality, processed beef. A serving of beef-and-cheese nachos contains more fat and saturated fat than is recommended for your child's entire meal, and it can provide 50 percent more sodium than an impressively high-sodium quesadilla.


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