New school meal requirements apply to upcoming school year
The USDA has established new requirements for school meals most of which will begin with the start of the 2012-2013 school year.
They include that half of all grains offered must be whole grain rich and that vegetables from the followed groups must be offered each week: dark green, orange/red, beans, starchy and other. Minimum and maximum calorie levels and sodium levels have also been set, but participants will have until 2014-2015 to phase into them.
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