USDA Announces $5.5 Million in School Meal Program Grants

Money intended to be used to implement Smarter Lunchroon strategies to boost consumption of healthy meal choices.

The USDA has announced $5.5 million in new grants to support schools in providing lunches and breakfasts that give children proper nutrition. More than 90 percent of schools are meeting new federal meal nutrition standards, serving meals with more whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean protein and low-fat dairy, and less sodium and fat.

The grants focus on implementation of Smarter Lunchrooms strategies, a broad toolkit of practices designed to increase consumption of healthier foods

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