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School lunches provide healthy whole grains

March is National Nutrition Month, an opportunity to spotlight healthy eating and physical activity messages at home, school and work.
Many people find it difficult to consume the right amounts of food from each of the food groups. The good news is that children who participate in the school lunch program receive one third of the USDA recommended daily allowances for lunch. Those who participate in the school breakfast program receive a quarter of their daily recommended allowances.
“School foods are healthier than in the past as a result of the new school requirements,” said Barb Depew, RD, LD, Child ...


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