School districts in Ohio are reporting mixed results under federal meal standards, with many districts experiencing a decline in revenue, increased food costs and challenges getting students to embrace whole grains and other healthy options. "In a lot of cases, students are seeing their first brown bread or brown tortilla when they go to school. It takes time to adjust to the texture, the taste. That's why you're seeing a participation decline," said Diane Pratt-Heavner, spokeswoman for the School Nutrition Association.
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