Not perfect (the skim milk particularly), but it’s certainly an improvement. news via MindBodyGreen:
Breaded beef patty on a roll, fruit popsicle and low-fat milk are three items you’d typically find on a school lunch menu. That will change today as the USDA is set to announce the first new school lunch guidelines in 15 years. So what might a new menu look like?
- Baked fish nuggets
- Whole wheat roll
- Mashed potatoes
- Skim milk
Is this menu perfect? Definitely not, but it’s a step in the right direction. ABC reports, “The underlying requirements are based on an Institute of Medicine study: reduce saturated fat, sugar and sodium. Increase whole grains. Serve both fruits and vegetables daily. And, for the first time, set maximum calorie counts in addition to minimum ones.”