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February 3, 2011 12:48 AM

Healthy Homework: Committed to nutrition

Candy bars, Pop-Tarts and french fries were always on the menu in Ruth Sanchez's daily diet. For years, the 17-year-old consistently made poor eating choices. "Fast food is what I would eat the most," she recalled. Ruth, a former Merced Scholars Charter School student, said the two main reasons she turned to fast food were because it was affordable and easy to get.

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