Kansas Schools Look at Effects of Healthy Snack Rule
By Emily Roehler, Weekend Meteorologist - bio | email
In Kansas educators
take a look at the effects of a new federal school healthy snack rule.
On the agenda for the
Kansas State Board of Education is a presentation about standards announced
this summer by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Starting in July 2014
the USDA will require that all food sold in schools participating in the National
School Lunch Program meets healthy snack requirements.
The USDA has said
it's trying to fight childhood obesity and related health problems. However,
their standards on school lunches have been criticized as being too strict and
resulting in meals that kids won't eat.