What’s All the Fuss About School Lunch?

Most kids who  eat lunch at school participate in the National School Lunch Program  (NSLP).  According to recently released  statistics, the NSLP served over 31 million lunches in 2008.  That’s a lot of lunches!  And that’s a lot of students. Any school that  participates in the NSLP receives cash subsidies and donated commodities  (foods) from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  Schools participating in the NSLP must meet  the 2005 Dietary Guidelines that require that lunches have no more than 30% of  calories from fat and less than 10% from saturated fat. School lunches must  also provide one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances of protein,  vitamins A and C, calcium, iron and calories.  read more

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