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Some Chicago schools address nutrition with healthier offerings

by Francesca Bacardi
May 16, 2013


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Students at St. Ignatius College Prep gather in the cafeteria to eat lunches that incorporate fresh produce.

With the childhood obesity on the rise, schools are changing their menus to meet the desire for healthier options. St. Ignatius College Prep is one of many schools that has made changes to its lunchtime offerings. The organization Healthy Schools Campaign is educating other Chicago schools about proper nutrition.