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    Under the National School Lunch Program, school meals must meet new federal nutrition standards requiring all meals to offer low fat or fat free milk, fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. Cafeterias must limit the fat, calories, portion size and sodium in every meal. Find out more about healthy school meals: New Nutrition Standards for School Meals The State of School Nutrition Report: Statistics from America's School Cafeterias Q&A: Get the Facts about Healthy School Meals Rising Costs Financial constraints continue to challenge school nutrition programs as they work to offer more fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and low fat dairy products. School Nutrition Association's 2010 Back to School Trends Survey found that 78.6% of districts expect food costs to increase in the coming school year and 65% anticipate that the federal reimbursement for free and reduced price meals served under the National School Lunch Program will fail to cover the cost of producing the meals. In the Pressure Cooker: School Meals Face Rising Costs and Participation (2009) Heats On: Funding for School Nutrition Programs (2008) School Breakfast School breakfast is a great way to jumpstart a student's day. Research as found that eating breakfast is linked to improved academic performance, less absenteeism and behavioral problems. School Breakfast Research Food Safety Federal law requires school nutrition programs to meet the toughest food safety restrictions in the foodservice industry. Food Safety Remains a Top Priority for School Nutrition Programs Farm to School More school nutrition programs are implementing Farm to School programs and serving locally sourced foods in the cafeteria. Farm to School Digg Delicious

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