Cafeteria Menus/ Wellness Policy/ Non-Discrimination Statement
September 2012 Update from Personal Touch: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced updated School Meal Standards, the first update in over 15 years.
The intention of these new standards is to fight the nation's childhood obesity problem (nearly one in three American children is overweight or obese).
The new USDA School Meal Standards include:
- Doubling the amount of fruits and vegetables available with each meal
- Only fat-free or low-fat milk will be available
- Food will contain less salt, saturated fats and trans fats
- Serving-sizes will be more "student-appropriate"