HEALTH: Healthier school lunches

Updated: Wednesday, August 20 2014, 06:29 PM CDT
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Thanks to new nutritional guidelines, students are eating more fruits and vegetables in their school lunch.

That's according to the USDA.
Those guidelines started in 2012 and require schools that opt into the program to serve skim or low-fat milk and add more whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
However, the USDA says a million fewer students nationwide are eating federal school lunches.

Experts say this is because schools can opt out of the lunch program and turn down down federal reimbursements

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