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Burlington school lunches graded 'D' in new study

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

A new school lunch report card gives Burlington schools a D+ plus for failing to offer students enough vegetarian and vegan choices.

Burlington is the only Vermont school district included in a nationwide sampling conducted by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

In general the group says school lunches are getting healthier, in part due to new federal regulations. And Burlington schools get high marks for serving low-fat vegetable side dishes and fresh fruits five days a week. Burlington also gets credit for its farm to school initiatives.

But the district loses points for only offering vegetarian entrees twice a week, offering no vegan entrees at all and also for not educating kids about the health benefits of a plant-based diet.

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