Friday, January 15, 2016
KIDS ARE REALLY EATING THOSE HEALTHIER SCHOOL LUNCHES
New research shows that the tougher school nutrition standards adopted in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act are working—students are actually eating healthier meals in school. The analysis by University of Washington researchers compared the food students bought during the 16 months of school before the change in school lunch nutritional rules to the purchases they made during the following 15 months. It found that the nutritional quality of the students’ 1.7 million meals--specifically their calcium, vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, fiber and protein content--increased 29%, while caloric content per gram decreased 13% due to the changes.
Source: Huffington Post, 1/4/16, Healthier School Meals