Hold the Fries! USDA Calls to Raise Nutrition Standards in School Meals

Hold the Fries! USDA Calls to Raise Nutrition Standards in School Meals

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USDA photo of school cafeteria workersThe government is calling for dramatic changes in school meals, upgrading the nutritional standards for the first time in 15 years.

The proposed rule, released last week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, would limit french fries, tater tots, sodium and calories and offer students more fruits and vegetables.

This is the “first major improvement” in the standards that “we’ve seen in a generation, and it reflects the seriousness of the issue of obesity,” says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

(READ the story in USA Today)

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