Chicago Public Schools plans to trim the fat on its menu.
It also plans to limit nacho service to once a week in high schools and once a month in elementary schools.
“The process to expand healthier options started two years ago when we started with removing the use of fryers in all schools, introduction of fresh fruit daily, etc…” said Monique Bond, spokeswoman for CPS, in an e-mail to the Tribune.
Other changes to the menu will also include cutting back on sugary foods, like some cereals and treats.
Chicago leads the nation in childhood obesity, according to the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children.
The CPS menu changes follow a series of Chicago Tribune reports detailing the food options available for students. The paper visited CPS cafeterias and noted as children carried trays of nachos, tater tots and chocolate milk to their seats.
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