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Consumer Reports wants schools to stop serving Lunchables on their menu, urges USDA to take action

Posted on AllSides April 14th, 2024
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A consumer watchdog group is urging schools to remove Lunchables and similar lunch kits from school menus because they contain high levels of sodium and high levels of chemicals found in plastic. The US Department of Agriculture currently permits two Lunchable kits, Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Stackers and Extra Cheesy Pizza, to be served to nearly 30 million children through the National School Lunch Program. In accordance with the program’s requirements, Kraft Heinz — the manufacturer of Lunchables — amped up the nutritional profile of its school Lunchable kits, adding...

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