Parents Support Healthier School Food Standards

Sep 09, 2014
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A new poll shows that parents of school-age children overwhelmingly support national nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students during school. The findings come as school districts implement the U.S. Department of Agriculture's "Smart Snacks in School" standards, which set basic limits on the fat, salt, and calories in items sold through vending machines, school stores, and a la carte cafeteria menus. Both student health and school food service revenue can benefit from these changes.