Healthier School Lunches Beginning Fall 2012

The government is releasing new nutrition standards for school meals. This is going to be a dramatic change. The changes are designed to improve the health of nearly 32 million children who eat lunch at school every day. One third of children in the USA are over weight or obese.

First lady Michelle Obama is making sure that we establish a healthier foodprogram at school for fall this year. One of the top issues is making sure that each student has at least one cup of vegetables and fruits. Overall, kids consume about 30% to 50% of their calories while at school and establish maximum calories and sodium limits for meal. This requires that foods that are served contain no Trans fat and limits for calories. (READ MORE)