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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

STUDENTS ARE GETTING HEALTHIER SCHOOL LUNCHES



Elementary schools have improved school lunches consistently since 2006, and the trend has continued throughout implementation of USDA’s new national standards for school meals, updated to align with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. A new study shows more schools are offering healthier items, and fewer schools are offering unhealthier items.  Schools have increased or maintained the amount and variety of fresh fruits and vegetables they offer. Other studies have shown that the new standards have resulted in students selecting and eating more fruit, and throwing away less food than before the changes.


Source: Bridging the Gap, 4/15, School Lunch