School Breakfasts Evaluated
Experts at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine studied breakfast menus from 30 school districts across the country. They found one in three offered low-fat options like oatmeal. Many of the other breakfasts were high in calories, cholesterol, fat and sodium.
The worst meal was the ham, egg and cheese breakfast, which contained 1,800mg of sodium.
Other unhealthy options included cheesy scrambled eggs, sausage, egg and cheese whole grain sandwich, maple-flavored pork pancake wrap and donuts.
From the March 13, 2012, Prepared Foods' Daily News.