GAO:School Meal Programs Face Challenges

Two new reports released by the U.S. General Accounting Office in May take an updated look at the National School Lunch Program and some of the issues affecting schools’ ability to address nutrition and obesity concerns.

The first report, Efforts Needed to Improve Nutrition and Encourage Healthy Eating, found that American schools have made significant strides in terms of meeting the stricter nutritional guidelines established for the USDA school lunch program in 1996, but that contin

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