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Let’s redo lunch

With school back in session, an area group tries fixing the meals students eat.

WE BEGAN WITH A BELIEF sauteed with a lot of frustration. That a group of focused people, working hard together, could fix the food children eat at school. This is an important challenge: For many Massachusetts students, the cafeteria meals they eat represent about half their total caloric intake for the day.

We don’t want to reinvent the wheel. Come up with some do-gooder solution that ignores the important progress being made in Massachusetts, such as a new ban on some sugary snacks. Our hope is to add urgency to existing efforts and perhaps identify new ones.

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