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Healthy Changes to 2012-2013 School Lunch Regulations

The National School Lunch program has changed its regulations for the upcoming year, and students will see new menu items with numerous health benefits outlined by federal nutrition standards. The improved meals will provide healthy, well-balanced, trans-fat free options that have all the nutrients students need to succeed at school. One new change is fruit and vegetable servings have increased. Previously, fruit servings were 1/3 cup and now they are a ½ cup. Vegetables will range from a ½ to a full cup serving. In addition to portion sizes increasing, students will have the ability to select more items, meaning instead of only being allowed ...