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Healthier School Lunches

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

If your kid buys lunch at school, their food is about to get healthier. Wednesday, the USDA announced new nutrition standards.

Those standards include more fruits and veggies. As part of the new regulations, school lunches will include fruits and vegetables every day of the week, as well as more whole grains and less salt and fat. They'll also require fat free or low fat milk and limited calories and portion size.

Just last week, 11 News told you about a proposed new Colorado law that would make our state's guidelines the most limiting in the nation by barring any foods that contain trans fats.

11 News spoke with District 11 last week, and they told us the idea of healthier school lunches is something districts have already been working toward.

The new national guidelines are part of an effort to help curb childhood obesity, and they'll be phased-in over three years.


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