Posted Date: 05/23/2017
Beginning in 2012-13, schools participating in the USDA's School Meal Programs are required to meet new nutrition standards for breakfast and lunch meal patterns. This change is driven by the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (Public Law 111-296) which was signed into law by President Obama and is part of the First Lady's Let's Move! Campaign to improve the health of our nation.
The meal patterns include more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; contains less fat and sodium, and meet specific calorie ranges for children. Check out the meal patterns, timeline, question and answers, policy memo and final rule by clicking here