No more french fries! School lunch is changing
Tue, 07 Feb 2012 12:47:03 GMT —
New federal guidelines mean big changes for school lunches.
The U.S Department of Agriculture released new guidelines recently designed to improve the health and nutrition of nearly 32 million students in the country. Click here to see the letter to school officials.
Officials hope it will help address the childhood obesity problem.
The new guidelines require more whole grains and calorie limits for school meals.
It also mandates more and larger servings of fruits and vegetables.
All milk served has to be low fat or nonfat.
These changes are expected to raise the prices of providing meals, though the federal government is also increasing its reimbursement rate by a couple of cents per meal.
Click here to see the mandates of nutrition per week from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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