Changes Coming To What Your Kids Eat In School
Kids, say goodbye to white bread, tater tots, limp bowls of iceberg lettuce and other school lunch staples of yesteryear. New federal lunch guidelines went into effect this school year, requiring school districts to design lunch menus with a greater emphasis on fruits and vegetables, fiber rich whole grains and smaller portions. La Crosse School Nutrionist, Joni Ralph, says more fruits and veggies are coming too.
Unveiled in January by first lady Michelle Obama and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the new National School Lunch standards represent the first federally mandated changes to school lunches in more than 15 years.