Are healthier lunches worth being in schools?


By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

May 5, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. – Some schools around the U.S. are asking the government to cut back on some of its requirements to provide healthy meals for students all over America.

The program, begun by First Lady Michelle Obama two years ago, is set to roll out more changes this year.

Starting next school year, pasta and other grain products in schools will have to be whole-grain rich, or more than half whole grain.

That includes rolls, biscuits, pizza crust, tortillas and even grits.

Some schools say the changes will be costly for them and that they fear children will end up throwing away the healthier but more expensive ingredients.

But most school nutrition directors around the country agree that health changes are needed in school lunches that in the past consisted of daily servings of greasy fries and pizza.

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