23 Aug '11, 3am

Senators Reject New Healthy School Meal Standards | Care2 Causes

Senators Reject New Healthy School Meal Standards | Care2 Causes

This U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), alarmed by the reality that about 25 million kids in the U.S. are obese or overweight, has proposed new regulations that will raise the nutrition standards for school meals for the first time in 15 years. They include such common-sense ideas as limiting french fries, sodium and calories and offering students more fruits and vegetables. The proposed rules would update the nutrition standards for meals served through the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. First Major Improvement In School Meals In A Generation From USA Today : “This is the “first major improvement” in the standards that “we’ve seen in a generation, and it reflects the seriousness of the issue of obesity,” says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. (….) Extra pounds put children at a greater risk of develo...

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