School Food: Participation Trends and Nutrition Implementation Issues


Gordon Moreno (Editor)

Series: Nutrition and Diet Research Progress
BISAC: LAW092000

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 required the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to update nutrition standards for school lunches and breakfasts and add standards for other food sold in schools, known as competitive foods. In response, USDA set new nutrition requirements, including limits on calories, sodium, and fats. Previously, the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported on the implementation of changes to school lunches in school year 2012-2013. Since then, additional requirements for lunches have taken effect, as well as new requirements for breakfasts and competitive foods. GAO was asked to review implementation of the nutrition changes to school food. This book reviews recent trends in school meals participation; challenges School Food Authorities (SFAs) faced in implementing the new requirements for school meals; challenges SFAs and districts faced in implementing new requirements for competitive foods; and USDA assistance in implementing the changes. (Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. School Nutrition: USDA Has Efforts Underway to Help Address Ongoing Challenges Implementing Changes in Nutrition Standards
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2. Fruit and Vegetable Consumption by School Lunch Participants: Implications for the Success of New Nutrition Standards
Constance Newman


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