Are school meals still healthy under relaxed rules?

01/15/2014 | EdSource

The federal government has made permanent relaxed limits on meats and grains in school meals. However, calorie guidelines have not changed, meaning that school meals still will be healthy under the relaxed standards, said Lynette Rock, president of the California School Nutrition Association. "The new healthy school lunch meals are still healthy," she said. "The relaxation of regulations on grain and protein have had no negative impact on the healthiness of the meals, because you still have the limits on the calories."

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