Fewer Students Eating School Lunches Since Healthy Options Arrived

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    There was a lot of optimism when Chicago Public Schools brought in a much healthier lunch menu, but getting kids to eat it is another story.

    The district says lunch sales from September to December of 2010 dropped about five percent -- about 20,000 meals each day --  from the year prior.

    CPS says that while there has been a decline, they're pleased with the new options they're providing to students.

    Still, school lunch experts say the transition is easier when the food tastes good.  Many students, according to the Chicago Tribune, complained that the healthy food they're served is dry and flavorless.

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