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Nation IN BRIEF

NATIONWIDE : Healthier School Lunches on Menu

July 02, 1996|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Meals containing less fat and more fruits and vegetables will be on school lunch menus this fall under new government dietary rules. Congress voted in 1994 to require school meals to reflect the government's dietary guidelines but allowed two years for preparations. Most school districts, perhaps 80%, will try to meet the new regulations this fall, according to informal assessments.

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