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Thursday, February 29, 2024
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USDA’s latest school meal guidance proves fresh produce is always in style

At a recent Conversation on Healthy School Meals Roundtable, the USDA put policy into action. Not only did Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack share several new nutritious school meals initiatives and updates to school meal standards, but he also conveyed a plan for the gradual phase-in of new science-based nutrition standards in schools across the U.S.

The bottom line? These new and updated guidelines and initiatives by the USDA reinforce the nutrition benefits of fresh fruits and vegetables and press for the increased availability of produce offerings in school lunches.

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