USDA Announcing Healthier School Lunch Guidelines

Breaded beef patty on a roll, fruit popsicle and low-fat milk are three items you'd typically find on a school lunch menu. That will change today as the USDA is set to announce the first new school lunch guidelines in 15 years. So what might a new menu look like?

  • Baked fish nuggets
  • Whole wheat roll
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Peaches
  • Skim milk

Is this menu perfect? Definitely not, but it's a step in the right direction. ABC reports, "The underlying requirements are based on an Institute of Medicine study: reduce saturated fat, sugar and sodium. Increase whole grains. Serve both fruits and vegetables daily. And, for the first time, set maximum calorie counts in addition to minimum ones."

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