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A 17 year old may think of school as a prison. It turns out they may not be that not be far off, in the lunch room at least. Good Magazine compared lunches at correctional facilities and education facilities and found that the trays had similar contents. The price and calorie counts are about the same, but prison gets the points for quality.

Efforts are being made to improve school lunch quality. In 2012 the President signed into law the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act to make cafeteria offering more nutritious.

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