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New school lunch guidelines

Published September 19. 2012 05:02PM

The USDA recently unveiled new standards for the National School Lunch Program, which affects the food served in school cafeterias across the country. Changes include:

• Offering both fruits and vegetables at each meal

• Increasing whole-grain food offerings

• Offering only fat-free or low-fat milk and dairy products

• Adjusting portion sizes and calories for the student's age

• Reducing sodium and saturated and trans fats

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