The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has proposed common-sense nutrition guidelines to improve school lunches and breakfasts; including more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat milk and less salt, unhealthy fats, and calories.
So you thought all that news about Congress passing a new Child Nutrition Bill meant that we had solved the problem of junk food in our schools, right?
Well, have you seen a change in what your child is served at school? Do you ask your kid what he or she eats at school?
Or would providing our children with a lunch made at home make for a more healthy and fresh meal for them to eat away from home?
Encouraging kids to take a packed lunch helps ensure that kids get a nutritious meal at least if it’s occasionally. Additionally, a simple turkey sandwich, yogurt and some fruit is cheap and easy.