School lunch menu displays calorie count

March 5, 2009
by Kate Gaier
News 14 Durham/Chapel Hill

SHELBY, N.C. -- The Childhood Obesity Action Network estimates that one out of every three North Carolina children ages 10-17 are overweight; that's more than 300,000 kids across the state. One school district is going high-tech to educate students about good nutrition.

Students at Crest Middle School, in Shelby, are one of the first in the state to get a new high-tech lunch menu. It resembles the menus at a drive through, but instead of prices, students see calories...

Trust for America's Health says North Carolina ranked 16th for most obese states in 2008. One study found the rate increased for the third year in a row.

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