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Students Not Buying Nutritous Meals

September 13th, 2012 by WCBC Radio

You can make the meals healthier, but you can’t force the kids to eat them. Apparently the new healthier choices provided as part of the school lunch program are not going over well for many students in the Allegany County Public School system. In order to comply with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s federal regulations to update meal patterns and nutrition standards for school lunches and breakfasts, the Food and Nutrition Services Department has implemented various healthy modifications beginning this school year.  The intent of the rule is “to provide nutrient-dense meals that better meet the dietary needs of school children and protect their health.”  Assistant Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services Todd Lutton said there is no shortage of healthy foods available, but unfortunately a lot of it is being thrown away…

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