Assignment 2.1: The public needs to know- Draft Version
August 3, 2012
The school breakfast and lunch programs make nutritionally balanced low cost or free meals available to school children each day. School breakfast and lunches must meet the dietary guidelines for Americans and federal nutrition standards.
The new school regulations have implemented adding the new fresh fruit and vegetable program to ensure that kids have healthier food choices to choose from. By adding this new program they make sure the schools can create a more conscious healthy environment and increase the consumption as well. These changes present the schools with a ...view middle of the document...
In addition, the proposed rule sought to improve school meals by requiring State Agencies to:
• Conduct a nutritional review of school lunches and breakfast as part of the administrative review process
• Determine compliance with the meal patterns and dietary specifications based on a review of menu and production records for two weeks period and review school lunches for a period of three years. (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-04-27/pdf/2012-10229.pdf)
In effect Florida farms have been integrated into this program. This Farm to School program enables every school to benefit from fresh produce and also allows local and regional farmers to benefit as well. This program helps children understand where the food they eat is coming from and how the foods they consume affects their overall health and environment. According to this program the intention is to do the following: “to open the door for more of those dollars to stay within Florida. It will also support Florida farmers by promoting opportunities for schools and farmers to work together to increase the volume of locally grown product...