National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
The National School Lunch Program is a federally funded program. For children, the National School Lunch Program provides a nutritious meal that complies with Dietary Guidelines for Americans. For parents, the program offers a convenient method of providing a nutritionally balanced lunch at the lowest possible price. For schools, the program enhances children's learning abilities by contributing to their physical and mental well being. Studies have shown that children whose nutritional needs are met have fewer attendance and discipline problems and are more attentive in class.
School Lunches must meet the following nutrition standards:
- No more than 30% of calories from fat
- Less than 10% from saturated fat
- No artificial trans fat
- 1/3 of the Recommended Daily Allowances for key nutrients
Helping Your Overweight Child
Healthy eating and physical activity habits are key to a child's well-being. Eating too much and exercising too little may lead to overweight and related health issues that follow chlidren into their adult years. Click here<insert doc here> to learn more about learning healthy habits that can last a lifetime.
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