Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New Nutritional Standards for Schools

This year First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled new requirements for nutritional standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs across the nation. The official press release outlines the improvements to school lunch programs that are expected to enhance the health of children at school as well as lessen the childhood obesity trend. Under the new rules, schools will be required to double the servings of vegetables and fruits per meal.

In an effort to support the nutritional standards for school meals and our teachers and students, TEACH.COM has created an info graphic, “Targeting Children with Treats” with statistics sharing lifestyle, consumption, and media activity relating to children. Take time to look at this and share it with your children! We can't wait to see the changes that are happening in Nutrition in our schools.

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**Info from USDA-United States Department of Agriculture and Food and Nutrition and (thank you)

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