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Feds require schools to alter meal programs

Professor, CCPS official, expert all say new rules could cause problems

Posted: Friday, May 11, 2012 12:00 am

Local students will see changes in their lunch and breakfast trays this fall following the approval of new meal standards by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The new standards apply to all schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs. Every public school in Christian County participates in the programs. The new standards require schools to serve fruit and vegetables to students daily, increase the amount whole grain-rich foods and limit calories based on students’ age.

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