Students To Face School Menu Makeover
There’s still more than a month of summer vacation left for kids, but some big changes are in store at the school cafeteria when they get back to learning.
New federal mandates that were just implemented last week now require school menus to roughly double the amount of fruits and vegetables they serve, while also eliminating some other traditional snacks.
Officials say french fries, white breads and non fat-free chocolate milk are all out, while whole wheats and freshly sliced apples and oranges are in.
The changes are part of the ‘Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act’ that was pushed by First Lady Michelle Obama and implemented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The healthier menu items means schools across the country will see their costs up. Huntsville City Schools plan to raise their menu prices by twenty-five cents in order to compensate, but officials said the new prices would still put them at or below prices found in Madison City Schools and Madison County Schools.