Because meals eaten at school play a major role in childhood health and adult eating habits, the Physicians Committee grades the nutritional quality of the menus offered by some of the nation’s largest school districts participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National School Lunch Program (NSLP).
The results demonstrate a wide range of commitment to nutrition among the nation’s schools. PCRM also found innovative nutrition programs, special challenges confronting food service coordinators, and opportunities for school districts to dramatically increase the nutritional value of school lunches.
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