Harvard Study: New School Meal Standards Boost Vegetable Consumption

Selection of fruits and vegetables also increased, but fruit consumption was unchanged and waste remains a problem.

New federal standards launched in 2012 that require schools to offer healthier meals have led to increased fruit and vegetable consumption, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. The study, the first to examine school food consumption both before and after the standards went into effect, contradicts criticisms that the new standards have increased food waste, the study authors say.

“There is a push from some organizations and lawmakers

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