Saturday, January 30, 2016
NEW SCHOOL NUTRITION STANDARDS WORK
New research shows that the school nutrition standards that took effect between 2012 and 2015 improve the school nutrition environment and student outcomes. Since the new standards went into effect:
· Several national studies have found positive improvements to school meals.
· Some nutrition disparities between predominately white schools and large urban, presumably minority-dominant, schools have been reduced or eliminated.
· National and school district-specific studies across the country have found improvements in student nutrition outcomes.
Source: Food Research & Action Center, 1/16, School Nutrition