School Pulls All-Beef Burgers From Menu, Citing Complaints

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Advocates for healthy food in Virginia schools have met a reversal, after cafeterias changed back to hamburgers with additives due to students’ complaints. The schools had been serving all-beef burgers such as these, being grilled at a farmer’s market.

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Students in a Virginia school system are now eating hamburgers with additives in them, after officials heeded their complaints about the appearance and taste of the all-beef burgers it had been serving. The burgers that are now being served include a reported 26 ingredients.

As The Washington Post reports, the change to all-beef patties had been hailed by the group Real Food for Kids, which says its mission is to “educate our students and their families on making healthier lifestyle choices.” [...] read more