The School Day Just Got Healthier - News From the USDA

posted Apr 21, 2015, 7:02 AM by Mt. Angel School District
Your child's school day just got healthier!  New meal standards implemented by the USDA have been put into place to ensure students are offered healthy food choices.  School lunches now include more fruits, vegetables and whole grain-rich foods; only fat-free or low-fat milk; "right size" meals with portions designed for a child's age; and less saturated fat, trans fat and sodium.  These changes in school meals, the first in 15 years, are based on the latest nutritional guidelines.  This year is a transition year as schools implement these new standards and work together with parents to ensure that every child, in every community across America, has access to healthy and nutritious meals.  Keep updated on the changes at www.fns.usda.gov/healthierschoolday
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