- Associated Press - Thursday, May 1, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A new report on school lunches says Utah’s schools do a good job of providing healthy food to students, but they need $40 million worth of new kitchen equipment.

The report by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that 95 percent of Utah districts need new lunchroom equipment to serve nutritious food more efficiently.

It says half of Utah’s districts have at least one school in need of changes in kitchen infrastructure.

The study cites needs like industrial scales to weigh bulk ingredients, utility carts, heated cabinets and more storage space.

The Deseret News reports (http://tinyurl.com/mhrhguy ) the study also found that only 35 percent of Utah school districts set aside funds in their annual budgets for kitchen equipment upgrades and purchases.

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Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com

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