16 Oct '11, 12pm

Have Returning Students Seen a Real Change in School Lunches?: by Sara Novak, Columbia, SC on 10.16.11 School nu...

School nutrition changes, which are part of the newly enacted Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act , bolster school nutrition programs by providing more meals to food insecure kids and by making those meals healthier and more nutrient dense. But has the law worked? What changes have kids really seen in their school lunches ? The Health Hunger-Free Kids Act has addressed both child hunger and child obesity. In terms of child hunger, it's taken a number of important steps to make it easier for at risk kids to be satiated with healthier fare during the school day. It's expanded the available meals for over 400,000 children in foster care and started to promote school breakfast programs so that kids can start the day right. The Act, which has been lauded by First Lady Michelle Obama , also tackles childhood obesity by improving school lunch nutrition and ensuring that foods sold in ve...

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