Nutritionally balanced lunch choices grow in California school district

San Diego Unified School District offers entrées such as macaroni and cheese or a mesquite chicken drumstick, each served with a fruit and veggie dip tray.

SAN DIEGO—Have you ever wondered whether your child’s school lunch is nutritious and delicious? Well, some top chefs from New York certainly think that lunches served at San Diego schools are both of those things.

These days, students across the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) have many choices when it comes to their cafeteria lunch menu. But are they good choices?

During lunch time at Jerebek Elementary School in Scripps Ranch, for instance, students have a choice of three entrees: a mesquite chicken drumstick, macaroni and cheese or a sun butter sandwich. Each is accompanied with a dip tray with a variety of fruits and vegetables.

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