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Two schools get healthier cooking equipment

(Kalisha Whitman, WTVA)
(Kalisha Whitman, WTVA)
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Updated: 5/20/2013 5:01 pm
TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Guntown Middle School and Mooreville Elementary School are receiving new cafeteria equipment as part of a comprehensive effort to improve student health.

Lee County school officials Monday announced plans to replace deep fat fryers with stack combination oven steamers at the two schools.

The cookers use super-heated steam to cook foods with less fat, saturated fat, and trans fat.

The equipment will be bought with a Nutrition Intergy grant from the Mississippi Department of Education Office of Child Nutrition. 

The program is funded by the Bower Foundation.

The equipment will be installed over the summer and be ready when students return in August.

Currently, four schools in the Lee County School District have the combination oven steamers in use.
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