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The New York Times reports that there is a new "delicacy" being promoted by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association - cheeseburger fries, which look like French fries but are breaded deep-fried beef-and-cheese concoctions that seem to be gaining popularity in restaurants.

The recipe was developed to compete with chicken nuggets and chicken strips. There also is a version being made available for school cafeterias, according to the NYT.

Here's the nutritional kicker: Each individual cheeseburger fry has about 75 calories and four grams of fat - and the version being peddled to schools has six grams of fat apiece.
KC's View:
Shame on them. This organization's understandable desire to get people to eat more beef has clouded their judgment, if they think that getting people to eat more fat-laden, artery-clogging food is going to help their cause.

Maybe they shouldn't stop at getting school kids to eat this stuff. Maybe they could start a campaign to get them served in coronary care units all over the country.