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Hillsborough school district unveils new lunch options

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Hillsborough County Schools unveiled all sorts of new, healthy choices in their school lunches Friday. Everything from seasoned chicken breast, to carrots, fresh fruits, whole grain rolls and milk.

And for the first time ever, parents can use an app on their smart phones to see exactly what the ingredients are, in those lunches.

(Search the App store for "Hillsborough Co Public Schools," and you'll see the free app come up.)

We spent the afternoon with Whole Foods Market in Carrollwood, which will be providing 300 free back-to-school lunches for kids this Sunday, August 18th. The free lunches carry many of the exact same healthy choices for kids, which are available in all of the school lunches this year.

The lunches are pre-packed and ready for children to take to school on their first day. They include cubed turkey with baby carrots, choice of fruit, pretzel crisps, KIND Bars, Gogo Squeez (applesauce pouch) and organic juice boxes.

The back-to-school lunches are available while supplies last, with a limit one per child.

It's all part of their Back-to-School Bash, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. The event is free and will feature kid-friendly festivities, free storewide sampling and special back-to-school deals.

The event will also feature activities from mobile garden Truck Farm Tampa, MOSI and our very own Kid's Club teachers. The first 100 families will receive a free school fun pack.

Whole Foods Market Carrollwood is located at 3802 Northdale Boulevard.

LINK: Whole Foods Back-to-School event:


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