In Wyoming, school nutrition professionals say they were ahead of the curve in implementing federal regulations requiring healthier breakfasts. The standards, which took effect this year, establish rules regarding fruits and whole grains in breakfasts. However, one program opted to drop out of the federal meal program -- citing costs of implementing the standards -- and a recent survey by the School Nutrition Association showed 1% of school nutrition directors planned to opt out this year. Other districts say they are working to cut back on cafeteria waste.
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