Following the release of new federal school nutrition standards last week, some school nutrition professionals say it can be difficult to change students' eating habits. Already, students in Los Angeles have petitioned to return peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and calzones to school menus, saying they "throw away" the healthier fare. "Essentially, you're competing with McDonald's," said Susan Levin, director of nutrition education for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. "But it can be done."
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