school lunch gets a makeover

For the first time in 15 years, the USDA is raising the bar on nutrition standards in public schools! We all know the statistics, we know the problem, yet we’re still a long way from the solution. However, this is a great step toward large-scale systemic change. Along with federal funding and regulation, I (think) I’ve decided to focus my thesis research on investigating/measuring the impact of grassroots activism on nutrition education in low-income neighborhoods of (location yet TBD- most likely Savannah). Here’s a summary of the new requirements: decrease starchy veggies, reduce sodium, establish caloric max and mins, increase fruits and veggies, minimize trans fats. hallelujah! let’s fight #obesity in America! finally a happy lunch, courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/maria_fulo/ (not advocating for birthday cake and ice cream – but couldn’t resist the cuteness factor).

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