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Video: School Meals Get Healthier: Students and Experts React

Nutrition standards for school meals were last updated in January 2012—the first update since 1995. As a result, students are seeing more fruits, vegetables and whole grains on the menu, as well as less saturated fat and sodium. This video includes students’ responses to the more wholesome options, as well as experts’ descriptions of what the changes mean for kids and their health. White House chef Sam Kass, USDA Food and Nutrition Service Administrator Audrey Rowe, National PTA President Betsy Landers, and Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project Director Jessica Donze Black are featured.

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Learn More: “Five Facts You Should Know About School Meals.”
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