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New Guidelines for School Lunches

Posted Jan 27 2012 7:00am

“Improving the quality of the school meals is a critical step to building a healthy future for our kids.”

– Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary

“A healthier population will save billions of dollars in future health care costs.”

–Dawn Undurraga, Environmental Working Group staff nutritionist

New guidelines were recently released to help improve school lunches.

The good:

Doubling the amount of fruits and veggies in cafeteria lunches. More whole-grain foods. Limiting calories, sodium and trans fat.

The not-so-good:

Big Food made sure that french fries are still readily available. And don’t forget, pizza counts as a vegetable. Ha.

Interesting stuff. Don’t know how much of a difference this will really make but at least it’s something.

Source: USDA Sets Guidelines for Healthier School Meals

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