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Fast food is safer than school cafeteria food, UF researcher says



Happy-meal  You send your kid to school, feeling safe in the notion that they'll get a healthy cafeteria lunch inexpensively.

Well, maybe giving them a Happy Meal might suffice.

"We simply are not giving our kids in schools the same level of quality and safety as you get when you go to many fast-food restaurants," J. Glenn Morris, professor of medicine and director of the Emerging Pathogens Institute at the University of Florida, told USA Today. "We are not using those same standards."

Lawmakers are considering changes to the program.

Check out the new USA Today report on the safety of meat being provided by the U.S. government to public schools.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:44am]


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