School Lunches Get a Makeover
You may have heard that nutrition standards for school meals have been updated recently. But what does that mean for your child? The National School Lunch Program provides meals to tens of millions of children each day, accounting for a significant portion of students’ recommended daily calorie needs. In exchange for participating in the National School Lunch Program (which sets minimum nutrition guidelines for meals), schools receive a reimbursement for each qualifying meal provided in school. This year, your school also can receive an additional reimbursement of six cents per lunch if they meet the updated standards.