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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Nutrition Standards for National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.

School meals : building blocks for healthy children / Committee on Nutrition Standards for National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, Food and Nutrition Board ; Virginia A. Stallings, Carol West Suitor, and Christine L. Taylor, editors.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references.

ISBN 978-0-309-14436-0 (pbk.)

1. School children—Food—United States. 2. School children—Nutrition—Government policy—United States. I. Stallings, Virginia A. II. Suitor, Carol West. III. Taylor, Christine Lewis. IV. Title.

[DNLM: 1. Food Services—standards—United States. 2. Nutrition Policy—United States. 3. Adolescent—United States. 4. Child—United States. 5. Schools—United States. WA 350 I59s 2009]

LB3479.U6I67 2009

371.7'16—dc22

2009049798

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