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USDA Takes Steps Forward To Create A Healthier Next Generation
Posted on Jun 06, 2014 by Maggie LaBarbera
What is the recipe that schools need to help create a healthier next generation:
a government willing to invest in healthier school lunch programs and nutrition education
healthier foods served in the school across America
making sure children have a healthy breakfast each morning so their brains are charged and ready to learn
providing access to healthier snack choices
The USDA is happy to report that after investing 200 million dollars to schools and 160 million dollars to improving kitchen facilities, 91% of schools now report they are meeting the new nutrition standards.
The USDA is also happy to share the according to their data, children are now eating:
16% more veggies at lunch
23% more fruit at lunch
Nourish Thought for the Day:
When we all work together, we can make a difference.