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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Thursday is the big day, the first day of school for students in the Tucson Unified School District and preps are underway to make sure things go smoothly. 

Daily food deliverys started today for all schools in the Tucson Unified School District. One thing kids may notice new in the cafeteria for this school  year, healthier food options. 

TUSD officials have trained their cafeteria workers on the new menu choices, which will include more vegetable and fruit choices.  Also new to school menus lower sodium options, this is thanks to a federal mandate.  

"We are switching to lower sodium products if they have any sodium," said TUSD District chef Jennifer Morales. "Say they have a chicken base or soy sauce, we'll switch to low sodium."  

Another busy location for TUSD is the food warehouse in midtown.  According to workers at the warehouse this is one of their busiest times of the year; the district serves up 40,000 meals a day. 

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