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LAUSD Teams Up With Other Districts To Serve Cheaper, Healthier Lunches

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Unified School District has teamed up with five other large school districts to save money and serve a higher quality menu to students.

Deputy Director of Food Services for the LAUSD David Binkle says public schools in Dallas, Miami, Orlando, Chicago and New York are also buying in bulk and serving the same lunch each day, according to KNX1070′s Vytas Safronikas.

Food served on the program’s first day included: brown rice, seasoned beans, steamed broccoli, fresh fruit, milk, and a savory bone-in chicken.

“What I like about lunch is they give us food that we like and I really like it,” one student at 32nd Street Magnet School near USC said.

“It’s so-so,” another child said.

The six districts collectively serve more than three million lunches a day. The program is expected to save the schools as much as five percent on their food costs, Safronikas reported.

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