Clayton County Public Schools is implementing federal dietary guidlines starting this year, adding healthier food in the hope of improving the longterm health of students. District cafeterias will now offer more fruits, vegetables, and whole grain bread, as well as fat-free milk and smaller portions for younger students, all without trans-fat.
"We are excited about the USDA New Meal Pattern changes that will take place this school year," said Audrey Hamilton, Clayton's director of School Nutrition. "The school nutrition program has planned menus with more variety to meet the new meal requirements."
The Department of Agriculture issued the new meal plans. First Lady Michelle Obama has made healthy eating among the youth a cornerstone of her policy efforts.