The Agriculture Department of the State of Texas recently announced sweeping changes in the school lunch policies for systems participating in the federal School Lunch, School Breakfast and After School Snack programs. Almost all the state's public systems participate in that program.
Some of the changes will be phased in while others will be effective August 1 with the start of the 2004-05 school year.
Among the changes:
- phasing out of deep-fat fried foods by 200