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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

SCHOOLS SERVING, KIDS EATING HEALTHIER SCHOOL MEALS


The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kid Act has improved the quality of school meals as well as the health and wellbeing of our children, says USDA secretary Tom Vilsack citing research that shows:

·         Kids are eating more healthy food and throwing less food away
·         Students like the taste of the healthier school meals
·         Kids are eating more fruits and vegetables
·         Over 95% of schools report that they are successfully meeting the updated nutrition standards
·         Participation is increasing substantially in many areas of the country
·         School lunch revenue is up


Source: USDA, 9/1/15, School Meals