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School meals meat new nutrition standards
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As Warren County students return to school next week, they’ll find healthy new choices in their school cafeterias.Warren County Schools will be serving meals that meet tough new federal nutrition standards, ensuring meals are healthy, well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. School meals offer students milk, fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits for saturated fat and portion size. Starting this year, school lunches will meet additional standards requiring:• Age-appropriate calorie limits• Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of fruit or vegetable)• A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/ orange vegetables and legumes• Fat-free or 1 percent milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)• More whole grains • Less sodium“We’re always working to offer Warren County students healthier and tastier choices,” said Jean Wix, Warren County school nutrition director.