Title

A Healthy Hot Lunch at School

Presenter Information

Katie Weigt Taylor
Whitney Walker

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom A

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

In July of 2012, major changes in National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast Program will go into effect under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. These changes have been prompted by programs under the USDA, the Healthier US Schools Challenge, and School Nutrition Dietary Assessment studies. School meals have been identified as the prime target to improve the nutrition of United States children. Past improvements to school meals have reduced calories and fat. The new changes focus on increasing fruits, the variety of vegetables, as well as increasing servings of whole grains while decreasing sodium. This poster illustrates the changes that have been made to the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The new standards that seek to improve the nutritional quality of foods served to the school children in the United States are highlighted.

Poster Number

11

Faculty Mentor(s)

Ethan Bergman

Additional Mentoring Department

Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Science

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A Healthy Hot Lunch at School

SURC Ballroom A

In July of 2012, major changes in National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast Program will go into effect under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. These changes have been prompted by programs under the USDA, the Healthier US Schools Challenge, and School Nutrition Dietary Assessment studies. School meals have been identified as the prime target to improve the nutrition of United States children. Past improvements to school meals have reduced calories and fat. The new changes focus on increasing fruits, the variety of vegetables, as well as increasing servings of whole grains while decreasing sodium. This poster illustrates the changes that have been made to the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The new standards that seek to improve the nutritional quality of foods served to the school children in the United States are highlighted.