As Congress turns its attention toward the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act, Secretary Burwell joins Secretary Vilsack of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Secretary Duncan of the U.S. Department of Education to share why nutrition standards in our schools are important to our kids’ health.
“…On school meals, parents and kids see eye to eye. A September 2014 survey by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that most parents (72%) support strong national nutrition standards for school meals. Another study, published last July in Childhood Obesity, found that 70% of middle school students and 63% of high school students like the school meals. As these studies show, the new school meals are a success….It's worth remembering that these nutrition standards were passed through a bipartisan act of Congress and based on the expert opinions of health scientists and physicians. Any changes to these programs should be based on the science and recommendations of medical experts…”Click here to read “Keep school lunches healthy” in full.
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