Updated: 11:41 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 | Posted: 11:41 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, 2012
Cherokee County Schools updating meal program
Cherokee County Schools is updating its meals program in accordance with new guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which helps poor students get meals for free or at reduced prices.
School meals will include more whole grain-rich foods, more fruits and vegetables, low-fat and fat-free milk options, age-appropriate portion sizes and meals with reduced sodium and no trans-fats.
"We have been making these changes over the past few years," said Susan Turner, school nutrition supervisor for the Cherokee County School District. "We want our students to have a good variety of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as whole grains, which help support a healthy lifestyle."
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