Of North Carolina’s 115 school districts, 67 are losing money on their nutrition programs, with 45 in especial financial duress, reports the Raleigh News & Observer. The main driver seems to be a 2006 state legislative mandate that required districts to increase the amount of healthier choices such as fresh produce and whole grains while reducing the number of choices high in fat and sugar, all without providing extra funding. The report notes that North Carolina school food programs ...
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