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The Independence, Missouri, School District has announced that beginning in September 2010, “all the district’s high and middle schools will ‘grade’ all foods offered in their cafeterias and vending machines using the NuVal Nutritional Scoring System, which ranks all foods on a scale of 1 to 100. Under the NuVal scale, the higher a food’s score, the more nutritious that food is overall. Typically, NuVal scores are provided on supermarket shelves; this marks the first time they will be used in schools.”
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