Federal Government Releasing New Nutrition Standards for School Lunches

January 25, 2012 Updated Jan 25, 2012 at 2:15 PM EDT

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Federal Government Releasing New Nutrition Standards for School Lunches

January 25, 2012 Updated Jan 25, 2012 at 2:15 PM EDT

School students will soon be eating healthier meals.

According to U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday announced new nutrition standards for school meals.

According to the USDA the changes include:

    * Ensuring students are offered both fruits and vegetables every day of the week;
    * Substantially increasing offerings of whole grain-rich foods;
    * Offering only fat-free or low-fat milk varieties;
    * Limiting calories based on the age of children being served to ensure proper portion size; and
    * Increasing the focus on reducing the amounts of saturated fat, trans fats and sodium.

Read the Department of Agriculture story HERE.