Obama Administration Issues Final School Lunch Standards

On Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama and USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack unveiled final nutrition guidelines for government-subsidized school meals. The new standards -- which were mandated under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 -- will require lunches to include more fruits and vegetables, and less salt and fat. Schools will begin to implement the new standards in September at an estimated cost of $3.2 billion over five years.

Scott Zettlemoyer
Definitely a step in the right direction. But still lots that can be improved. For example, soy milk instead of cow milk. Much better for you, tastes better and requires less than a 10th of the acreage required to produce cow milk. Perhaps big agriculture receiving subsidies to produce cow milk and grains helped to write the guidelines.

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