Monday, November 26, 2007

Hey Mikey! He Likes It!

So much for the theory that kids won't eat healthy school lunches.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota found that school lunch sales don't decline when the daily fare includes healthy choices. Another bonus: healthy school lunches don't necessarily cost more to serve, either.

The study, which appears in the December issue of the Review of Agricultural Economics, analyzed five years of data for 330 Minnesota public school districts. It looked at compliance with federal standards for calories, nutrients and fats.

What has your school or district done to improve the nutritional value of school meals? Has it worked?

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