USDA Announces New Standards for School Meals

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced on Wednesday new, healthier standards for school menus, marking the first overhaul of school meal standards in 15 years.

The new standards will double the amount of fresh  fruits and vegetables offered to students each week. The standards will also substantially increase offerings of whole grain-rich foods, limit total calories and portion sizes based on the ages of children being served, incre

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