The reaction to the new U.S. school nutrition guidelines, announced Wednesday, has been generally positive, with advocates saying the standards are an important step forward for students' health. "These national nutrition standards will help school nutrition professionals build on their successes. For schools hampered by tight budgets or limited equipment and staff, School Nutrition Association will continue to provide training and support to help school nutrition professionals achieve the new meal pattern," said Helen Phillips, president of the School Nutrition Association.

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