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School nutrition trending: Study suggests school meal reforms helped decrease child BMI

In this recap of the most popular K-12 stories at Food Management, the top story was about a study that suggested school meal reforms helped decrease child BMI. Changes to school nutrition standards that pushed more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products significantly decreased kids’ and teens’ body mass index after the standards were implemented in 2010, according to a new study that came out as the United States again considered updates that would put more limits on added sugars and sodium in school meals.

Other top stories included:

  • Three questions about Tucson USD’s new breakfast grab and go carts;
  • Aramark US Food & Support Service unit saw 20% Q1 revenue increase;
  • The 2023 K-12 Power Players; and
  • USDA proposed more stringent new school nutrition standards.
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