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Schools - March 14, 2018

Pizza may occupy a niche of its own in high school lunches

by Dave Boyce

The lunch menus for public schools, as approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, appear to have plenty of comfort food in them. The list of 64 main dishes includes macaroni and cheese, sloppy Joes, scalloped potatoes, barbecued chicken and Hoppin' John, a Southern concoction of black-eyed peas, red pepper flakes and rice — USDA-approved only without the traditional ham hock, sausage or bacon.

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