What's Really in the 26-Ingredient School Lunch Burger

NPR takes a look at all the ingredients, plus gets our favorite hosts to try pronouncing strange words
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Virginia's Fairfax County has decided to phase out a 26-ingredient burger in school lunches, in favor of a frozen patty made of 100 percent beef.

But what exactly is in the 26-ingredient burger? NPR breaks it all down in this video below (plus gets "All Things Considered" host Robert Siegel to say some funny words). Turns out, additives are mostly vitamins, nutrients, and flavorings, with school lunch nutritionists saying that "just because something is processed doesn't necessarily make it bad." In fact, going back to from-scratch school cooking would turn the clock back 30 years. Listen to NPR's "Morning Edition" for the full story.