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USDA Allows Schools To Dish Out Larger Portions At Lunch

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School lunches just took a turn for the better.  News 92 FM’s Kevin Charles Explains.

After complaints from students and parents that new policies regulating portion sizes and calories in school meals were leaving many children hungry, the US Department of Agriculture has relaxed the rules.

The guidelines began at the beginning of the 2012 school year and were intended to limit fat and salt and boost servings of fruits and vegetables.

The U.S.D.A said it would suspend limits for grains and meat or meat alternatives that schools can serve, allowing them to dish out larger portions. The School Nutrition Association said the change will allow them more time to design healthier menus that will meet student’s tastes.

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