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The Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD) is the first known school district in the US to remove processed meats from its lunch menus.

The change – which became official earlier this month – was motivated by health and the scientific correlation between processed meats and cancer.

With the new policy, foods such as hot dogs, pepperoni, and bacon – all classed as carcinogens by the World Health Organization – won’t appear on the lunch menu of any of the district’s 21 elementary and secondary schools.

Read the full story on Plant Based News.

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