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Ditch the mystery meat: Why brown-bagging it could be cheaper than school lunch

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Pinellas County Schools’ lunch costs $2 per meal for elementary students and $2.50 per meal for middle school and high school students, provided they do not qualify for free or reduced lunch. That’s less than a latte from the local coffee shop and seems like a pretty snazzy bargain. But a really smart guy broke down the cost of brown-bagging your kids’ lunch and found that even at the seemingly low cost of school lunch, a good ole fashioned sandwich…

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