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Whole Grains in School Lunches

Whole Grains in School Lunches

Did you know that in the beginning of the 2014-15 school year all grain-based products offered in your child’s school must be whole grain-rich? The food must meet at least one of the following:

  • Whole grains per serving must be at least 8 grams or more.
  • The product must include the FDA-approved whole-grain health claim on its packaging.
  • The product ingredient list must state whole grains first.

 Reviewed June 2013

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  • Cook healthy

    Involve your child in the cutting, mixing and preparation of all meals. Even a snack can be healthy.

  • Eat right

    Sit down together as a family to enjoy a wonderful meal and the opportunity to share the day's experiences with one another.

  • Shop smart

    To encourage a healthy lifestyle, get your children involved in selecting the food that will appear at the breakfast, lunch or dinner table.


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