The United States Department of Agriculture

The United States Department of Agriculture has been reviewing and coming down hard on the nutritional value of school lunch programs. As hard as it might be to believe, one in three American children is overweight or obese and at risk for diabetes, meaning that so many children are overfed, yet undernourished. Previous school meal standards were developed 15 years ago and didn’t meet nutritional guidelines recently established by independent health and nutrition experts. Under the watch of the Institute of Medicine and passed in December, 2010, by a bi-partisan majority in Congress, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, was enacted to provide nutritious meals to all children across America. Find an article or website discussing current issues with school lunch programs and create a discussion posting which includes:

1. Website or article information
2. Pro’s and con’s of the information
3. Relate the information to the textbook
4. Your opinion about the information