The USDA is reportedly in support of a proposition to reward schools that serve healthier meals to students.
Washington, D.C. (WiredPRNews.com) – Healthier student meals may mean an increase in funding for some schools. As reported by Reuters, the USDA is in support of a proposition to provide more funding for schools that serve healthier lunch menu items to their students.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is quoted in the report as stating of the possible decision, “It is important for us to reward top performers… We would encourage this committee and the Congress to take a look at reimbursement rates that would be linked directly to increased nutritional values.”
As noted by Reuters, an overhaul of child nutrition programs is expected due to an increase in child obesity rates; however, action may not be taken until next year.
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