The serving of fresh fruits and veggies in school meals has increased significantly in the past 15 years CDC found

The serving of fresh fruits and veggies in school meals has increased significantly in the past 15 years, CDC found.

CDC study gives schools good grades on school meal performance

Significant increases found in serving of fruits and vegetables and reductions in sodium.

A Centers for Disease Control study has found that during 2014, almost all schools offered whole grain foods each day for breakfast (97.2%) and lunch (94.4%), most offered two or more vegetables (79.4%) and two or more fruits (78.0%) each day for lunch and approximately one third (30.5%) offered self-serve salad bars.

Also, among the 55.0% of schools that prepared food at the sch

Register to view the full article

Please register to access this content.

Already a member? .

TAGS: K-12 Schools
Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish