Students have healthy choices for lunch, such as (Credit: Newsday/Julia Gaines)

Students have healthy choices for lunch, such as salad, tuna wraps, and fruit cups at Brentwood High School Sonderling Center.

School lunches across Long Island

Students have healthy choices for lunch, such as
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Students have healthy choices for lunch, such as salad, tuna wraps, and fruit cups at Brentwood High School Sonderling Center.

Two male students chose meatballs subs for lunch
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Two male students chose meatballs subs for lunch at Brentwood High School Sonderling Center.

Some of the healthier choices offered for lunch
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Some of the healthier choices offered for lunch at Brentwood High School Sonderling Center.

Gabriella Cavanagh, Sarah Murphy, and Madison Mangano, all
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Gabriella Cavanagh, Sarah Murphy, and Madison Mangano, all 8th grade students, enjoying their lunch at the Southampton Intermediate School. Schools are buying local produce from farms for their cafeteiras.

Anthony Nieto, 8th grader, with tray of food
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Anthony Nieto, 8th grader, with tray of food at Southampton Intermediate School. Schools are buying local produce from farms for their cafeteiras.

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Closeup of the salad bar at Southampton Intermediate
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Closeup of the salad bar at Southampton Intermediate School . Schools are buying local produce from farms for their cafeteiras.

Ravioli from West Babylon Jr. High School School
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Ravioli from West Babylon Jr. High School School food project.

Salad with American Cheese at West Babylon Jr.
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Salad with American Cheese at West Babylon Jr. High School School.

Adrienne Goldenbaum passes out food items for the
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Adrienne Goldenbaum passes out food items for the student panel to taste. Goldenbaum, food supervisor for West Babylon Schools, holds a "menu meeting" with a group of 5th grade students who will taste several items to gauge whether they think it's yummy or yucky.

Thomas Labianca has a bite of his pizza
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Thomas Labianca has a bite of his pizza during lunch at Daniel Street Elementary School in Lindenhurst.

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Kids line up with their lunch at Daniel
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Kids line up with their lunch at Daniel Street Elementary School during their lunch break in Lindenhurst.

A student eats her salad during lunch at
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A student eats her salad during lunch at Daniel Street Elementary School in Lindenhurst.

At Rocky Point High School lunch is served
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At Rocky Point High School lunch is served to students. Students eat at the hot food section.

At Rocky Point High School lunch is served
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At Rocky Point High School lunch is served to students. Students eat at the hot food section.

At Rocky Point High School lunch is served
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At Rocky Point High School lunch is served to students. Snack food is on racks and sold to students.

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Detail of a student eating a carrot stick
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Detail of a student eating a carrot stick during student lunch period in Cafeteria of Smith Street Elementary School in Uniondale.

Two Fifth grade Students at Smith Street Elementary
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Two Fifth grade Students at Smith Street Elementary School in Uniondale having lunch in the cafeteria.

Reche Neysmith, age 10, a Fifth grader among
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Reche Neysmith, age 10, a Fifth grader among the students at Smith Street Elementary School in Uniondale having lunch in the cafeteria.

Food from the salad bar at Long Beach
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Food from the salad bar at Long Beach school cafeteria.

Fran Innella, a food service worker, serves students
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Fran Innella, a food service worker, serves students from the snack room at Long Beach High School.

Sheng Zhong, a food service worker, gets items
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Sheng Zhong, a food service worker, gets items for the salad bar from the walk-in at Long Beach High School.

At Longwood High School, Middle Island, this is
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At Longwood High School, Middle Island, this is the lunch period at the school. Bob McElroy prepares food behind the conter.

At Longwood High School, Middle Island this is
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At Longwood High School, Middle Island this is the lunch period at the school.

At Longwood High School, Middle Island this is
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At Longwood High School, Middle Island this is the lunch period at the school. Nicolette Joseph prepares lunch for students.

Some of the beverages for sale at Sayville
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Some of the beverages for sale at Sayville Middle School.