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New Trier vendor gets new lease on lunch

New Trier High School is giving its food vendor a second chance after it apparently offended the palates of students and staff by providing an overly healthy selection.

Aramark Educational Services took over the lunch and catering program at the North Shore district in August. Aramark instituted a “strict implementation” of the district’s wellness policy, which requires 75 percent of food and beverage offerings to meet National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity health standards, according to school administrators.

The company went overboard, administrators said. It cut all fried foods and monosodium glutamate. It also made all breads, pastas and tortillas with wheat.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

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