Free school breakfasts are criticized because of doughnuts

11/5/2009 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

While the Chicago public-school system is offering free breakfast to all of its students for the first time this year, some nutrition experts say the district should include healthier choices on their menus. Students may choose three items for breakfast from a selection that includes scrambled eggs, fruit, sugary cereals and doughnuts. District officials defended the breakfast options, saying they meet all requirements set by the Department of Agriculture.

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