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Schools continue to adjust to lunch guidelines

With the federal guidelines for school lunches being implemented, schools are making big adjustments, which are not always well received.

Posted on May 7, 2014 at 12:27 p.m.

Schools are required to make lunches healthier, but kids are not always receptive to the changes.

With the federal guidelines for school lunches being implemented, schools are required to, among other things, include more whole-grain rich foods on their menus.

Some whole-grain rich foods are a "hard sell" in certain regions, according to an AP article.

For example, whole-wheat flour tortillas are "going in the trash," even though they are "one of the most popular foods in the Roswell, New Mexico, school district," the article reported.

Some of the changes are taking place because of new USDA implemented standards set in 2012 as part of an effort led by Michelle Obama.

In Elkhart County, food services found it hard to adjust during the 2012-13 school year, saying some of the foods were unfamiliar to the students and that a lot of food was being wasted.

Do you think it's possible for schools to serve healthy lunches that children will like while also following federal guidelines?


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