Local schools to be affected by talks over school lunch guidelines

NORWICH – With federal legislators ready to discuss school lunch nutrition standards that will affect schools across the country, many food service administrators are weighing in on what they would like to see change and what should stay the same.



Congress is debating child nutrition standards and school meals this week as the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act is set to expire Sept. 30. Implemented in 2010, the legislation authorizes funding and sets policy for USDA’s core child nutrition programs: the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), the Summer Food Service Program, and the Child and Adult Care Food Program.


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