USDA Pushes Healthier School Meals

Law360, New York (January 13, 2011, 5:11 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday unveiled healthier nutrition standards for the school meals served daily to nearly 32 million children, part of a law signed by President Barack Obama in December to help fight childhood obesity.

The proposed changes to the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs would add more fruit, vegetables and whole grains and fat-free and low-fat milk to school meals while also reducing the levels of sodium and saturated fats, the USDA said.

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