By Toni Riley
Gone are the days when ketchup can be counted as a vegetable for a school lunch as it was in 1981 during the Regan administration. In Jan. 2012, the U. S. Department of Agriculture announced new school meal standards through The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, championed by First Lady Michelle Obama.
The act, which was signed into law by President Obama in 2010, is designed to align school meals more closely with the nutritional needs of school children. It’s the first major change that the USDA has made in school meals in 15 years. Continue reading