July 3rd, 2012

School Lunch Makeover Requires Whole Grains

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At least 50 percent of the grains served in U.S. public school lunches must now be whole grains, according to legislation that went into effect Sunday (July 1)… Local foods that are fresher may be more appealing, which can encourage kids to eat them, said Katherine Zeratsky, a nutritionist at the Mayo Clinic. The new requirements call for fat-free or 1 percent milk, and only fat-free milk can be flavored, whereas there were previously no limitations. This change could lower kids' intake of unhealthy saturated fat, Zeratsky said.

 

Yahoo! News (MyHealthNewsDaily) by Susan E. Matthews

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