USDA unveils improvements to school lunch program

Source: Merri Rosenberg, Consumer Reports

Your children will have healthier choices for lunch at school thanks to changes to the school lunch program. Starting this fall there will be more fruits and vegetables, less sodium, leaner meats, reduced fat dairy products and whole grains on the menu, according to a recent announcement from the United States Department of Agriculture. “These are the first changes in 15 years”, said USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon. “This is a rare opportunity to make changes in 101,000 American schools in all states and territories. This is the most significant change in the history of the school lunch program.”

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