Newly Improved Nutrition Standards for School Meals

Posted by Tim Howington on 1/19/2016 10:10:00 AM

The School Nutrition Association recently worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the White House and the Senate to reach an agreement to improve nutrition standards for school meals. The Agreement will give schools flexibility with areas such as offering healthy A La Carte items, using white flour in some foods, decreasing sodium restrictions, and increasing use of salad bars and shared tables. This will allow schools to provide meals that are more appealing to students’ taste and decrease food waste in the cafeterias. The Agreement will be included in the Senate Agriculture Committee’s Child Nutrition Bill, scheduled for this Wednesday, January 20th.