USDA sets guidelines for healthier school meals

Millions of schoolchildren will have more fruit and vegetables and less fat in their meals under U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards unveiled on Wednesday aimed at reducing childhood obesity.

In the first major changes to school meals in more than 15 years, the new USDA guidelines will affect nearly 32 million children who eat at school. They will cost about $3.2 billion to implement over the next five years.

“Improving the quality of the school meals is a critical step to building a healthy future for our kids,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a statement.

Click here for an Example of School Food Changes

For the full story from Reuters, click here.

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