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Creating a Healthier Next Generation and Supporting a Healthier School Day

Posted by Dr. Janey Thornton, Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services in Food and Nutrition
Jun 11, 2014

Thanks to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, students across America are being served meals with more fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, lean protein and low-fat dairy.  Parents can send their kids to school knowing that the healthy habits they teach at home are being reinforced at school, with breakfast and lunch menus that provide more of the foods we should eat, and less of the foods that we should avoid.

Parents, teachers, school nutrition professionals, communities, and policy makers are working hard to make sure that school environments support a healthier next generation.

Creating a Healthier Next Generation: Thanks to the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, major improvements are being made across the country to promote better nutrition, reduce obesity, and create a healthier next generation. (Click to enlarge).
Creating a Healthier Next Generation: Thanks to the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, major improvements are being made across the country to promote better nutrition, reduce obesity, and create a healthier next generation. (Click to enlarge).

And these efforts are working.  Kids are consuming more healthy food, and school breakfast participation is increasing leading to better test scores and increased attendance.  As we move forward with the implementation of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, it’s clear that the school day is becoming healthier.

The School Day Just Got Healthier: Thanks to the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, major improvements are being made across the country to promote better nutrition, reduce obesity, and create a healthier next generation. (Click to enlarge).
The School Day Just Got Healthier: Thanks to the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, major improvements are being made across the country to promote better nutrition, reduce obesity, and create a healthier next generation. (Click to enlarge).

For more information on supporting healthy choices at school, please visit: www.usda.gov/healthierschoolday.

Category/Topic: Food and Nutrition

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Royal Rife
Jun 11, 2014

All containing food additives, artificial sweeteners, HFCS, GMO's, glyphosates etc.
Eat up, kids.

Larry
Jun 11, 2014

Great posters with great Information.
Thank you!

Nasir
Aug 04, 2014

I am very happy know about it.